Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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Favorably Reviewed


Strengthen Your Educational Product

The ADCES Favorably Reviewed evaluation process and logo bring credibility and expertise to diabetes education materials.

The ADCES Favorably Reviewed interdisciplinary evaluation process is designed to evaluate, critique and improve educational materials targeting persons with prediabetes and diabetes. Since 1997, health professionals, healthcare media, medical companies and diabetes organizations have used our evaluation process to enhance the quality and accuracy of their diabetes educational materials. Health professionals and people with diabetes use the ADCES Favorably Reviewed logo to find information that they can trust.
Our expert peer-reviewers have evaluated and enriched printed materials, websites, videos, DVDs, and more.

Evaluation Process

The interdisciplinary reviewers of your educational content are diabetes professionals who are actively practicing in the field of diabetes education. This team, comprised of nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals, will identify inaccuracies as well as suggest state-of-the-art references and resources to use for your material.
In addition to reviewing and scoring your products based on set guidelines, the review team also evaluates:
  • Accuracy of the diabetes information
  • Readability and grade level of printed materials (using the SMOG readability scale)
  • Cultural, gender and body type diversity
  • Appropriateness for target audience

Use of the Logo

ADCES will provide you with an in-depth summary of the review team’s scores and comments. Mandatory corrections that must be made to receive the ADCES Favorably Reviewed logo as well as recommended changes to improve the quality and cohesiveness of your materials will be included.
Once you have refined your product to meet the specifications listed in your unique summary, you will receive use of the ADCES Favorably Reviewed logo. Placement of the logo on product packaging, websites and other promotional materials will greatly enhance your visibility and marketing efforts. The use of the logo expires in two years.

Applying for the Program

For over 30 years, leading companies and organizations have relied on the ADCES Favorably Reviewed Logo. This evaluation process is appropriate for organizations and individuals interested in introducing educational materials targeted towards healthcare professionals or people with prediabetes or diabetes.
ADCES does not review products or publications that endorse specific brands or materials that are not of an educational nature.

The process begins with the submission of an application, application fee and seven samples of the product itself. Please allow six (6) weeks for the complete review cycle. 

For any questions about the ADCES Favorably Reviewed evaluation process, or for personal assistance, contact:
Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, FAADE
ADCES Director of Practice and Content Development

Companies Who Have Received ADCES’ Favorably Reviewed Approval

Health Monitor

Health Monitor Network




Take Charge Magazine

Novo Nordisk

Take Charge!

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Prevent Blindness

HTL-Strefa Inc. 


dMeetings LLC

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