Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Practice Resources

ADCES Resources for Dietitians

As a dietitian, you are an important member of the diabetes care team, whether you work directly people with diabetes or work to prevent prediabetes in the general public. 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 or at risk for diabetes.

Here is a small sample of the free resources available to you: 

Free Resources For Your Practice

  • Cultural Competency, Health Literacy and Numeracy: Make sure your clients can understand and process the health information you share. These resources help you understand key concepts in health literacy, numeracy and cultural competence and offer tools for assessment in your practice.
  • Fasting and Diabetes: Fasting for health and religious reasons is common. These resources help you ensure that your clients who choose to fast do so in a safe and healthy way. 
  • Higher-Weight Bodies and Obesity: You can assist people with diabetes, prediabetes or other cardiometabolic diseases who have higher weight bodies. These resources offer guidance for implementing lifestyle changes and exploring medication options. 
  • Glucose Monitoring: Our BGM and CGM resources include tip sheets that provide helpful advice to people living with diabetes and advocacy resources related to seniors' access to the supplies they need.
  • Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP): Whether you’re trying to find out more about accreditation, you’ve done all the work and are ready to apply, or you have already been accredited and are looking for updates or resources, we have what you are looking for. 

Free Resources For Your Clients

Get More With ADCES Membership

ADCES members get access to more updates, resources, education and networking opportunities. Join today and get access to all of the ADCES member benefits, including:

  • Free Continuing Education: Earn up to 35 free CE from a variety of webinars and online courses.
  • Reimbursement Q&A: Many of your questions may have already been answered by the Reimbursement Expert. ADCES members can log in to read previously answered questions, or submit their own.
  • 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

Annual Reimbursement Update for 2022 (1.5 CE)

Get your yearly update on the Final CMS 2022 Payment Rules as well as reimbursement issues and changes that may impact DSMT, DPP or MNT.
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


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

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

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 $50


Certificate Programs

Connected Insulin Delivery Devices and Clinical Application of Data Certificate (6 CE)

This assessment-based certificate program explores the benefits of connected insulin delivery devices, like smart insulin pens, and the integrated data that they provide. Gain a digital badge upon completion.
Free to ADCES members 

Putting Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) into Practice: Certificate Program (7.5 CE)
Overcome barriers to implementing CGM in your practice, understand CGM coding and reimbursement, and learn how to best match a person with diabetes with a device.
Free to all

Person-Centered Care for Individuals who Have Higher Weight (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

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


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, 12th Edition cover

Quick Guide to Medications, 12th 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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