Jammye McCutcheon Holmes, PharmD has been an ADCES member for two years. She describes how membership has benefited her personal and professional life, and the valuable resources available with membership.
Why do you love being a member?
I am very grateful to ADCES for all the encouragement and help I have received in developing our DSME practice at Rock Creek Pharmacy. The staff members are simply amazing, and I feel very supported when questions arise. I believe that ADCES is a beacon of light to the diabetes community. I am so proud to be a member of such a wonderful organization.
What is your favorite part about being a diabetes care and education specialist?
I absolutely love seeing patients get excited about learning, and when they capture a pearl of wisdom or problem-solve a solution that makes my day! It is so rewarding to see them take their life back using the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors.
Top five ADCES resources/programs?
ADCES Annual Conference, ADCES In Practice, Living with Diabetes: Tools and Resources, The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care Journal, ADCES Education
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new diabetes care and education specialist or someone considering the profession?
I would tell anyone new to being a DCES or considering the profession to become a member of ADCES! As a new clinical coordinator, support is key. ADCES offers many resources via the website and the ADCES support team. There is always help available for questions or issues. I have been clinical coordinator for Rock Creek Pharmacy since July 2021 and am so very grateful to have such a wonderful network of clinicians to reach out to when needed. ACDES is the best!