Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources

ADCES Education Resources for Dietitians

As a dietitian, you are an important member of the diabetes care team, whether you see many people with diabetes or only a few. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) provides you with the vital practice resources, continuing education and responsive community to help you provide the best care possible for people affected by diabetes.

Check out our free tip sheets for your practice and clients including information on healthy eating and glucose monitoring as part of the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™.  Find more resources and education below.

Not an ADCES member? Take a peek at just a few member benefits:

  • Learn everything you need to know about diabetes devices and technology on, our robust platform with always-current technology education, resources and innovations.
  • The Art of Telehealth Certificate Program: Gain insight into how skillfully delivering virtual care offers many benefits to your practice and clients in this free-to-members program (6.5 CE).
  • Free Continuing Education: Earn up to 50 free CE from a variety of webinars and online courses.
  • The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team Podcast: Hear from experts on perspectives, issues and updates to inform your practice and elevate your role. Each episode dives into a variety of topics that directly impact your work in diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic care; from advocacy to technology to new ways to support your clients. 
  • ADCES Connect: Connect with other members, ask questions and get the latest updates in different areas of practice and interest, like Plant Based Nutrition.


Learn and Earn

Recorded Webinars

Advocating for the 4 Critical Times for DSMES with Primary Care Providers (0.5 CE)
Understand the revisions to the consensus report and be able to describe the four critical times to provide and modify DSMES.
ADCES Members save $10

A Focus on Behavioral Outcomes – AADE7 Revisions (1.5 CE)

Dig into the newly revised AADE7, and understand how the revision of the framework refocuses on the person as an individual first, a primary focus on healthy coping, as well as additional tools to support the team practices.
ADCES Members save $10

Annual Reimbursement Update for 2021 (1.5 CE)
Get your yearly update on the Final CMS 2020 Payment Rules as well as reimbursement issues and changes that may impact DSMT, DPP or MNT.
ADCES Members save $10

Cardiometabolic Disease and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes – Stopping the Continuum (1 CE)
Learn strategies, tools and resources to help individuals decrease cardiometabolic risk factors, and understand health disparities that affect the cardiometabolic risk for under-represented groups.
ADCES Members save $10

Cultural Competency, Health Literacy and Numeracy in Diabetes Care (1.5 CE)
Identify key patient cultural characteristics and signs of limited health literacy and discuss use of individualized diabetes specific language to improve diabetes focused health outcomes.
ADCES Members save $10

Learn how to help people with diabetes select eating approaches that fit their needs and understand how eating patterns relate to each of the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™.
ADCES Members save $10
Intermittent Fasting in The Management of Diabetes (0.5 CE)
Intermittent fasting has been popularized as an eating plan to assist with weight loss and diabetes management. Get answers to these questions: What is intermittent fasting? Why do people with diabetes choose intermittent fasting? What are the various plans? How do they implement it? What are the evidence-based outcomes?
ADCES Members save $10

Obesity Management for People with Type 1 Diabetes (1.5 CE)
Understand the changes in epidemiology for obesity in the U.S. and learn how to create a treatment plan for a person with obesity and type 1 diabetes, including non-pharmacological recommendations, antiobesity agents and antidiabetic agonists.
ADCES Members save $10

Why + How: How the Dietary Guidelines Promote Health, Prevent Disease, and Inform Diabetes Prevention Programs (1.5 CE)
Gain strategies to help diabetes prevention program participants make small changes to their overall eating patterns that can add up to big results.
ADCES Members save $10

Why + How: Supporting Healthy Habit Formation through Diabetes Prevention Programs (1.5 CE)
Advance your coaching skills and learn how to support healthy habit formation to maintain healthy routines.
ADCES Members save $10


Online Courses

ADCES Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training Online
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to facilitate a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. By becoming a trained Lifestyle Coach, you’ll enhance your professional skills as you help people with prediabetes eat healthy, move more, and manage stress.
ADCES Members save $100

ADCES Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training Online Series
(7 CE)
After completing the ADCES Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training and successfully facilitating a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, learn new strategies to engage participants, retain them through the year-long program, and promote positive behavior change. This series includes skill building in communications tactics, group coaching, facilitating behavior change, promoting self-management, and cultural competency.
ADCES Members save $50

ADCES7 Self-Care BehaviorsTM Online Course (7 CE)
Get a clear understanding of evidence-based information on nutrition and healthy eating – along with the ability to convey that information in a way that a person with diabetes can incorporate into their healthy diet.
ADCES Members save $10

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Merging Patient Satisfaction with Data-Driven Glycemic Control 
(1 CE) 
Understand how to review and interpret CGM data to develop a personalized management plant with clients, and be able to collaborate with the diabetes healthcare team to improve adoption of CGM devices in practice.
Free to members and nonmembers

Cultural Competency for Diabetes Care, 2nd Edition (2 CE)
Explore specific ways to positively address individual cultural and linguistic needs when working with diverse populations. Gain strategies for effective patient-provider communication in the context of diabetes care.
ADCES Members save $30

Browse the course catalog for the hot topics in diabetes education.


Certificate Programs

The Art of Telehealth Certificate (6.5 CE)
Telehealth offers many benefits to your practice and clients. Gain insight into how skillfully delivering virtual care offers many benefits to your practice and clients. Earn a digital badge upon completion.
Free to ADCES members

DSMES Program and Business Management Certificate Program, 5th edition (10 CE)
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 members save $100

Person-Centered Care for Individuals who have Higher Weight: A Certificate Program (8 CE) 
Educate the entire diabetes care team on best practices to provide non-stigmatizing care for higher weight individuals. Earn a digital badge upon completion.
ADCES members save $50

Putting Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) into Practice: Certificate Program (7.5 CE)
Overcome barriers to implement CGM in your practice, understand CGM coding and reimbursement, and learn how to best match a person with diabetes with a device.
Free to ADCES members
Browse the course catalog for the hot topics in diabetes education.

Supplement Your Studies for the CDCES® Exam

Take the CORE Concepts® Course

Offered in an online format, explore the depths of diabetes education through the lens of the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors®. Get access to valuable CDCES (formerly CDE) exam study tools like online study materials and CDCES exam practice questions.

ADCES Members save $100 on CORE Concepts Online

Additional Resources

Don’t have enough experience to sit for the CDCES exam? Consider a certificate course with the ADCES Career Path Certificate Program.

Must-Have Books for Every Dietitian

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 diabetes care and educaiton specialist with detailed information on everything from complications to behavior management and transitional care.

ADCES Members save $50


ADCES Quick GUide to Medications, 11th edition

​Quick Guide to Medications, 11th Edition

A convenient pocket-size resource. Includes:

  • Current information for insulins, fixed-dose combinations and oral-glucose lowering agents
  • Storage guidelines for mixing insulins, prefilled syringes and pens  
ADCES Members save $4


ADCES Diabetes Education Curriculum, 3rd Edition

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

ADCES Members save $35

CDCES® is a registered mark owned by CBDCE. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES® examThe use of ADCES products does not guarantee successful passage of the CDCES® exam. 

ADCES and CBDCE are separate entities that support each other in the advancement of the CDCES credential.


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