Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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ADCES Resources for Pharmacists

As a pharmacist, you are on the front lines in providing accurate and relevant information to people living with diabetes. 

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) provides continuing education and resources for on diabetes and related conditions that can enhance your professional development as a pharmacist.

We recently partnered with Jerry Meece, longtime pharmacist and diabetes care and education specialist, to talk about the enhanced role pharmacists can play for people with diabetes. Take a look... 





Member Benefits and Free Resources

Become an ADCES member to connect with other members, ask questions and get the latest updates with the  ADCES Connect Pharmacy COI. Also, check out our wide selection of practice tools and resources on a variety of diabetes topics.

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Certificate Programs

Connected Insulin Delivery Devices and Clinical Application of Data Certificate Program (6 CE)
Discover the benefits of connected insulin delivery devices, like smart insulin pens, and the integrated data that they provide.
Free to ADCES Members

Insulin Therapy Certificate Program (20.5 CE)
Build your knowledge and skills in applying insulin therapy to the care of people with diabetes with this assessment-based program.
Free to ADCES Members

Online Courses

Applying CGM Data to Clinical Practice in People with Type 2 Diabetes (0.5 CE)
Use case studies to review ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) reports obtained from CGM devices and discusses how to apply a person's information to the management of their diabetes.
Free to all ADCES Members and nonmembers

CGM Selection and Initiation in People with Type 2 Diabetes (0.5 CE)
Use adaptive learning technology to help you better identify people with diabetes who would benefit from CGM.
Free to all ADCES Members and nonmembers

Insulin Pump Therapy Online Course (6 CE)
With a soup-to-nuts instruction, gain insight on all aspects of pump therapy, from basic to advanced concepts.
Free to ADCES Members

Interpreting CGM Data: Deciphering the Ambulatory Glucose Profile to Understand Glycemic Control (0.5 CE)
Understand the types of data obtained with CGM, including the components of the ambulatory glucose report (AGP), and learn how to interpret this information for individual diabetes management.
Free to all ADCES Members and nonmembers

The Insulin Solution: Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Use (4 CE)
Increase your knowledge of dosing, titrations, and concentrated insulins, and strategies for improved patient adherence.
Free to ADCES Members

Recorded Webinars

Glycemic Management in People with High Cardiovascular Risk (1 CE)
Determine optimal therapeutic regimens for individuals with diabetes and established cardiovascular disease to target cardiovascular risk reduction.
ADCES Members save $10

Guidelines for Non-insulin Medication Management of Type 2 Diabetes (1.5 CE)
Make medication recommendations based on patient-specific factors and will be able to educate PWD on each of their anti-hyperglycemic medications and what to expect.
ADCES Members save $10

Inhaled Insulin: What Diabetes Educators Need To Know (1.5 CE)
Take a look at the features that differentiate inhaled insulin and how to overcome the obstacles that currently limit its use.
Free to ADCES Members

Insulin Therapy - A Century Later: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1.5 CE)
Get the latest updates on current insulin products and treatment guidelines for insulin therapy.
ADCES Members save $10

Time In Range: It’s About Time! (1 CE)
Learn how to use time-in-range (TIR) data to help empower and motivate a person with diabetes to increase the percentage of time-in-range; you’ll be able to individualize a person’s TIR goals.
Free to ADCES Members

Must-have Publications for Every Pharmacist

ADCES Diabetes Care & Education Curriculum

Diabetes Care and 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 detail information.

ADCES Members save $35

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 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

Learn more about our other ADCES publications and resources.

Board Certified- Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM®) Credential

Become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Pharmacists are uniquely qualified for the BC-ADM. Within your scope of practice, this credential signifies that you can treat and monitor chronic complications, adjust individualized care plans, counsel on lifestyle modifications, address psychosocial issues, participate in research, and mentor the next generation.

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Becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES, formerly CDE) is the best way to gain employment in diabetes management and support. Find out more information on eligibility requirements for becoming a CDCES with the CBDCE

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

Study for the exam with our best-selling resources created by fellow CDCES's.

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The use of ADCES products does not guarantee successful passage of the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)® exam. CDCES® is a registered mark owned by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE). CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES® exam.

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