Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists



ADCES Awards


Each year at the ADCES Annual Conference, we recognize excellence in diabetes care and education and honor members' service to the association and the larger diabetes community.

ADCES offers a variety of awards and scholarships to celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions and service across the diabetes landscape and honors an individual who serves as an extraordinary role model and has dedicated themselves to diabetes care.

Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes outstanding volunteer and leadership contributions and service to this association in honor of the first president of the association.

Strategic Initiative Award

Recognizes a member whose work reinforces ADCES's current strategic goals to achieve the outcomes inspired by ADCES's mission and vision.

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year Award

Honors a diabetes care and education specialist who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care.

Rising Star Award

Recognizes a diabetes care and education specialist who has less than five years of diabetes care and education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice.

Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice

This award in memory of former ADCES President Donna Tomky recognizes a member who advances the integration of self-management behaviors with clinical management through practice, health plan or heath system innovation.

Innovative Use of Technology Award

Supports the innovative use and integration of software and/or technology into practice. The project submitted should have significantly improved self-management among individual patient practices or broad diabetes populations.

ADCES/Children with Diabetes - Friends for Life Fellowship Program

The recipient will have the opportunity to participate in the Friends for Life Fellowship Program in Orlando, interact with families, program faculty, and association leaders.

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