Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Transformation by Association

We know that while self-management care and education is at the heart of what you do, 
it isn’t all that you do. 

That's why we rebranded to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. 
To inspire care teams as we elevate the future of an entire specialty.

A New Association Name

Here we are.
On the other side of an extensive research process involving ADCES members, payers, providers, fellow diabetes organizations
and groups representing people with diabetes.

Here we are.
Bringing your valuable input to life as we help you create even better outcomes. 
With a new specialty title and association
name that position 
us as leaders in diabetes care and more accurately describes all that we do for people with diabetes–without 
affecting the eligibility requirements for initial CDE® certification or requiring retakes of the exam.

Here we go.
With a rebranded association that will give us the additional leverage we need to launch our specialty into the future and
gain the recognition to further demonstrate our importance to providers, payers and other decision makers.

Here we go.
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Together, with a shared purpose and a singular focus. Together,
accelerating excellence, optimizing outcomes and building community. Together, on the forefront for better care.

Here we go. On our journey.
Review the FAQs to find out more about our evolution and its benefits to you. And remember, while the specialty title is changing,
the requirements for the CDE credential aren’t.
 Read more about the CDE credential and its transition throughout 2020.