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Support Your Work With Practice Documents

Practice documents inform and support the practice of diabetes care and education.

How Practice Documents Add Value

Practice documents inform and support the practice of diabetes care and education. They include position statements, practice guidelines, technical papers, and any other document that articulates the association's views and mission, reflects the current evidence and standards of diabetes care, supports the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors framework, and provides technical guidance to practitioners.

The 2021 National Practice Survey

Published in the October 2022 issue of The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care, the National Practice Study is conducted biannually to assess current trends related to the diabetes care and education specialist’s integration into the full care team beyond formal diabetes self-management education and support services. 

Read the Sage Journal Article

Read the Key Takeaways From the Survey

Position Statements

ADCES® issues position statements on topics related to diabetes care and education, as well as ADCES' mission and goals. They are developed by a multidisciplinary group of diabetes care and education specialists, are peer-reviewed and are submitted for review and final approval to ADCES' Board of Directors.

Additional Practice Resources

Practice Competencies for the Diabetes Care Team

These competencies provide the knowledge and skills needed for each level of practice and serve as a basis for education, training, development, and performance appraisal of all diabetes care team professionals.

View Practice Competencies

National Standards for DSMES

This provides guidelines for operating a DSMES program. All programs that are accredited/recognized by ADCES, and the ADA is required to meet these guidelines.

Read the Standards

Systematic Review of DSME

This study demonstrated that the addition of diabetes self-management education (DSME) to usual care improves A1C levels compared with usual care alone.

Read the Study