Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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ADCES Education: Online Courses

AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors Online Series: Learn the evidence-based framework for the seven key behaviors essential to providing successful diabetes self-management education and support

Basics of Diabetes for Non-Clinicians: Gain foundation knowledge of prediabetes and diabetes, as well as its complications and basic clinical guidelines for care.

Lifestyle Coach Training Online: Learn the essential skills to deliver a successful National Diabetes Prevention Program at your site(s).

Advanced Lifestyle Coach Training Online Series: You’ve successfully completed ADCES’ lifestyle coach training and facilitated a full year of the diabetes prevention program—now you’re ready to take your training to the next level with vital skill-building in communications, group coaching, facilitating behavior change, promoting self-management, and cultural competence.

Prevention 101: Learn diabetes prevention basics to prepare yourself to participate in CDC-recognized lifestyle coach training (included as prework in live and online Lifestyle Coach Training course).

ADCES Education: Publications

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Practical Spanish for Diabetes Educators

Help bridge a language barrier with Spanish speakers with this core reference. Includes key terms, phrases, and questions you use on a daily basis when working with people with diabetes and their families.


ADCES Education: Webinars

Helping Individuals Deal with Diabetes Stigma and Guilt: Gain new strategies for helping patients move away from diabetes stigma, and gain tools for empowerment, encouragement, and engagement

Driver Health Over the Long Haul: Increasing Screening, Detection, and Referral into the Diabetes Prevention Program​: Identify the unique challenges and health complications commercial drivers face around diabetes, and lessons to screen, test and refer patients into CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for diabetes prevention
Free to ADCES members and nonmembers

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diversified Individuals and Growing Your Cultural Competences in Providing Diabetes Prevention: Understand how health beliefs influence behavior, and identify ways to overcome cultural challenges to increase effective communication when educating those from other cultural backgrounds than your own

Optimize Goal Setting for Better Patient Outcomes: Establish effective goal setting with "change talk," and learn how to help people with diabetes overcome barriers to change

'Please Don’t Cry!' Effective Ways to Handle Emotions (Yours and Your Patients’): Grasp effective ways to manage your emotions and address those of persons with diabetes, including anxiety, denial, depression, a lack of motivation, and more

Running a Successful Diabetes Prevention Program: Learn tips for working with commercial payers on DPP program reimbursement and other Medicare billing opportunities, including the requirements to become a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) supplier
Free to ADCES members and nonmembers

Using Motivational Interviewing in Your DPP to Support Behavior Change and Retention: Inform or refresh your motivational interviewing skills to facilitate effective individual and group conversations around goal setting and behavior change

What Skills Do I Use? A Sense Making Approach to Motivational Interviewing: Understand which specific motivational interviewing skills should be used to improve the chance of health behavior change

Why a Patient Story Matters: Addressing Psychosocial Needs During Diabetes Education: Address the psychosocial components of DSMES that often feel like "uncharted waters"