Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Education & CE Opportunities


Immerse yourself into the world of diabetes education. Explore the fundamentals of diabetes self-management education through case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities with other healthcare professionals while earning up to 23 CE.

The goal of CORE Concepts is to illustrate clinical management and diabetes self-management education tools that are most appropriate for assuring successful outcomes to the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™.

It is recommended that participants have one to two years' experience in diabetes education. 

Are you an ADCES member? Scholarships are available for this course. Learn more.

What to expect:

  • Compare and contrast the natural history and pathophysiology of prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Discuss strategies to promote healthy eating for persons with diabetes and at risk of diabetes
  • Explore approaches to being active for persons with diabetes or at risk of diabetes
  • Discuss types, tools, frequency and targets of monitoring for persons with diabetes.
  • Explain techniques for promoting safe medication use in persons with diabetes
  • Identify tactics to promote healthy coping for persons with diabetes
  • Integrate approaches to reduce health risks in individuals with diabetes
  • Use an interactive learning environment to assimilate new knowledge and skills
  • Receive access to online CDCES exam test-taking strategies module, study materials and CDCES exam practice questions

Are you an ADCES member? Scholarships are available. Learn more.

2022 Dates and Locations

August 12-14
Baltimore, MD

This CORE Concepts Course is co-located with ADCES22. To register:
1. Visit the ADCES22 Annual Conference registration page.
2. Choose Attendee Register Now and follow the prompts.
3. Select ADCES CORE Concepts Course.

You will have access to the following ADCES22 activities: daily General Sessions, Monday Education Sessions, Exhibit Hall, Education Theaters and Networking Events.

You cannot register for both ADCES22 and CORE Concepts.


  Early Bird Rate  Onsite Rate
Member   $595


Nonmember   $795  $895


Important Course Information

  • Cancellation Policy

  • Transferring from Live CORE Concepts ® to CORE Concepts ® Online

*The use of ADCES products does not guarantee successful passage of the CDCES (formly CDE®) exam. CDCES is owned by CBDCE. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam.

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