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.

Earn CE with ADCES

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

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 All

Online Courses 

ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™ Online Course (7 CE)
This newly updated course series helps diabetes care and education specialists begin to understand the person with diabetes and the approach to a self-empowered model of care.
ADCES Members save $50

Diabetes Related Cardiometabolic Co-conditions (7 CE)
Gain a deeper understanding of diabetes-related cardiometabolic co-conditions, including how to screen or assess persons with diabetes and the pharmacological and lifestyle modification treatment options that are available for each co-condition.
ADCES Members save $50

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

Recorded Webinars

An Overview of the FreeStyle Libre 2 System for Different Patient Populations (No CE)
Learn about the FreeStyle Libre 2 system and gain an understanding of treatment guidelines, ambulatory glucose profile report, and clinical outcomes from an endocrinologist and primary care physician treating adults and pediatrics. Supported by Abbott.
ADCES Members save $10

FreeStyle Libre 2 System and LibreView – Reports for Diabetes Management (No CE)
Gain an overview of the FreeStyle Libre 2 system and LibreView, and how both components enable glucose monitoring and telemedicine practices. Supported by Abbott.
Free to all

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

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

Hypoglycemia and Severe Hypoglycemia: Case Study Insights to Improve Communication and Treatment Planning (1.5 CE)
Discuss guideline-based treatment planning for hypoglycemia based on level of severity and discuss the safety and efficacy of new treatment options for individualized care. Supported by Xeris Pharmaceuticals.
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

New Treatment Option for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy, HFX for PDN (No CE) 
Review conventional treatment options for diabetic neuropathy and understand how a newly FDA-approved spinal cord stimulation therapy works. Supported by Nevro Corp.
Free to All

Precision Medicine in Diabetes (1.5 CE)
Learn how precision medicine fits into the diabetes care plan and understand the current landscape for application, outcomes and limitations.
ADCES Members save $10

The New Frontier of Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulins (No CE)
Learn the benefits of using an interchangable biosimilar insulin and who might benefit from them. Understand how substitution at the pharmacy is different from a person’s insurance plan switching their insulin due to formulary changes. Supported by Viatris.
Free to all

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, 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 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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