Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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DSMES and Prevention Program Resources

Help people with diabetes achieve optimal outcomes while creating meaningful engagement with ADCES diabetes self-management education, support and prevention program resources.

ADCES Education: Publications

ADCES Curriculum, Edition 3


Diabetes Education Curriculum:
A Guide to Successful
Self-Management, 3rd Edition

Your all-in-one guide to meet the varying needs of your program participants. Includes instruction plans, discussion questions, and teaching and learning tips.

ADCES members save $35


CQI: Continuous Quality Improvement for Diabetes Education and Support Programs, 3rd Edition

An easy-to-read handbook covering the 8-step CQI process to help your DSMES program plan, implement, evaluate and maintain the improvements for their CQI projects.

​ADCES Members save $10

ADCES The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition

The Art and Science of Diabetes
Care and Education, 5th Edition

A must-have reference book for every DSMES program with detailed information on everything from complications to behavior management and transitional care.

ADCES Members save $50

ADCES Education: Online Courses

Advanced Building Your Diabetes Prevention Program Online Series: Enhance your skills in starting and sustaining a diabetes prevention program, including skill building in session zero, increasing awareness, referrals and retention, and increasing payer coverage to your program.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) for DSMES: Learn how to select CQI projects that will help improve your program delivery.

DSMES Program Management: Learn how to plan, implement, and maintain a successful DSMES program.

Lifestyle Coach Training Online: Acquire the necessary skills to deliver a successful National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at your site, earn a certificate of completion and a digital badge.

Prevention 101: Learn diabetes prevention basics to prepare yourself to participate in CDC-recognized lifestyle coach training.

ADCES Education: Certificate Programs

ADCES-Art-of-TelehealthbadgeThe Art of Telehealth Certificate: Telehealth offers many benefits to your practice and clients. The Art of Telehealth certificate program gives you insight into how skillfully delivering virtual care offers many benefits to your practice and clients. Gain a digital badge upon completion.

DSMES Program and Business Management Certificate: Advance your DSMES service to operate as a business by gaining a deeper understanding of the business, marketing, reimbursement, and quality improvement techniques needed to implement and sustain a DSMES program.

ADCES Education: Webinars

Annual Reimbursement Update for 2021: Get ADCES' annual update on reimbursement issues and changes in 2020 for diabetes care and education specialists. 

Building Relationships Will Keep Them Coming Back: It’s All About Retention: Explore how to develop viable relationships with participants using emerging technologies, shared values, and innovative strategies.

Strategies to Achieve 5% Weight Loss Goal for the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Case Studies: Learn successful strategies for weight loss and weight loss maintenance, how to activate them in CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs; and discuss ways to approach participants, and adjust treatment.

Using Motivational Interviewing in Your DPP to Support Behavior Change and Retention: Understand Motivational Interviewing (MI) concepts in the contexts of addressing diabetes prevention behaviors and developing supportive group dynamics in DPP classes.

ADCES: Workforce Training

Looking to bring specialized training directly to your staff? Host a live learning event at your facility:


ADCES Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training

Get the knowledge and skills you need to activate a diabetes prevention program in your community.

Accreditation and Reimbursement Boot Camp

Identify common reimbursement pitfalls and discover ways to collaborate with billing departments to successfully get paid while learning how to sell a diabetes education program (and other billable services) to organizational leadership to solidify a sustainable program in this ever-changing health care environment. 

Building Your Diabetes Prevention Program

Understand the CDC and CMS requirements to build a successful diabetes prevention program and how Medicare DPP builds on CDC preliminary and full recognition. Then, switch gears to sharpen the administrative, marketing, and technical skills needed to make sure your program is maximizing its enrollment, retention, and reimbursement opportunities!