Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Resources for People Living with Diabetes

We've created a variety of tip sheets and other resources to help make living with diabetes more manageable

About Diabetes Education


About Diabetes EducationDiabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management - making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes care team to problem solve, reduce risks for complications and cope with lifestyle changes.

Successful self-management will help you feel better and can reduce your chance of developing complications like heart disease, dental disease, eye disorders, kidney disease, nerve damage and more.

A key member of the diabetes management team, a diabetes care and education specialist will help you learn how to take care of yourself — guide you through your treatment and help you with any fears, issues and problems you encounter along the way. 


Been referred. What's next? 

If your primary care provider gave you the name of a diabetes care and education specialist, make the call and setup an appointment. You’ll be one step closer to learning how to manage your diabetes. Find out what you can expect once you make the appointment. 

Free Management Resources

Download free resources on a variety of diabetes management topics. From healthy eating during holiday events to insulin injection tips, ADCES has tools to support your well-being.  

ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors

AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors

Diabetes is a complex disease and managing it can be challenging. To help you, diabetes care and education specialists have developed the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping. 

Find an Education Program

Find a Diabetes Educator

Diabetes care and education specialists are found in accredited programs across the country. They work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy, and give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life. Search for an accredited diabetes education program in your area.

Spanish Resources

Spanish Language Resources for Diabetes

Recursos en Español para la diabetes educadores y personas con diabetes.

Spanish language resources for diabetes care and education specialists and persons with diabetes.