Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources

Tools for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

We are committed to developing tools that you can use in your practice and with colleagues. They include tips for helping prescribers understand what you do and the value you bring to the larger diabetes care team, resources that help your group education classes come alive and guidance for implementing best practices in your facility. Additional helpful resources are found within this site's larger Practice area and also in Living with Diabetes.

Clinical Management Tools


Cardiovascular Disease Resources 

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes 

Developed in 2016, these resources cover the link between diabetes and CVD, offer targets of care, give tips on avoiding heart disease and provide a list of questions people with diabetes should ask their healthcare team.

GLP-1 Resources

GLP1 Resources

This class of drugs can be an especially effective tool in managing hyperglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Hypoglycemia Resources 

Hypoglycemia Resources 

An important public health issue, our hypoglycemia resource page include several practice documents, new resources that provide helpful advice to PWD, journal articles, educational courses and advocacy-related issues. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Diabetes

Diabetes care and education specialists are in a unique position to support the mental health of people with diabetes. ADCES has created new guidance and resources to better understand and manage a variety of mental health issues including serious mental illness, suicide ideation, depression, diabetes distress and more.

Obesity and Diabetes Resources

Obesity and Diabetes 

Diabetes care and education specialists have many opportunities to assist people who have diabetes and are overweight or obese, including implementing lifestyle changes and exploring medication options. Here you will find ADCES’ new practice paper on the topic, advocacy efforts by ADCES and our partners, educational courses, journal articles, and tip sheets.

Vaccine Resources

Vaccines are crucial

People living with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious complications from vaccine-preventable diseases. These include influenza, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, shingles, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Lifespan & Populations

Medication Taking Resources 

Medication Taking 

We've created a series of tip sheets designed to encourage people to take the medications they've been prescribed. They include tips for remembering to take medication, ways to approach the conversation and tips for affording medications. 

Gestational Diabetes Management Resources

Gestational Diabetes Management Resources

Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication from pregnancy. Read ADCES' practice paper and resources on this critical subject. 


Monitoring & Medications

Blood Glucose Monitoring Resources

BGM Check 

Still the norm for most people with diabetes, these resources include an ADCES Practice Paper, a series of practice-focused tip sheets, and advocacy resources related to seniors' access to the supplies they need.

Insulin Pump Therapy Resources

Insulin Pump Therapy

A variety of resources that support the ADCES practice paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Without and With Sensor Integration, including relevant ADCES journal articles, educator and patient resources, blog posts, and educational programs.

Insulin Injection Resources

Insulin Injection Resources 

Tip sheets to use when assisting your patients with understanding how insulin works and teaching proper injection techniques. Includes an overview on understanding how insulin works, learning how to inject, and an insulin assessment checklist.

Practice Resources

Personal & Professional CGM Playbook

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This newly created toolkit will help you implement a professional CGM program within your health system.

Cultural Competency, Health Literacy and Numeracy

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It is on the diabetes care team to assess a person’s ability to understand and process health information, gain insight into life experiences and make efforts to meet a person in their cultural space. 

Access and Affordability Resources

Affordability Resources

We've compiled a series of resources to help people with diabetes be able to afford their medications and diabetes care and education specialists to be able to advise them.

American Medical Group Foundation Diabetes Toolkit

Together 2 Goal

Together 2 Goal® is AMGA Foundation’s second national campaign and part of a larger effort to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for chronic conditions that have the greatest impact on quality of life, productivity, and costs for Americans.

4 Times to Refer to DSMES


Series of tools to assist diabetes care and education specialists with sharing the recommendations included in the consensus report, namely the four times someone with diabetes should be referred for diabetes education.

Diabetes Language Guidance

Language Resources for Diabetes

How we talk to and about people with diabetes plays an important role in engagement, conceptualization of diabetes and its management, treatment outcomes, and psycho-social well being. Check out language guidance from ADCES and the American Diabetes Association.

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Disaster situations can strike at any time. We've prepared a Disaster Planning Tool that will help you form your own diabetes disaster response team, along with helpful resources from the ADA, CDC and others.

Fasting and Diabetes

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Many people with diabetes choose to fast for health and religious purposes. Discover tips to help them fast in a safe and healthy way. 

Managing Your Diabetes Series

Update in the Management of Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

A series of videos that introduces people with diabetes and their caregivers to the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™.

Tips for Reaching Prescribers

Tips for Reaching Prescribers

Tips and tactics for showcasing your value with prescribers. Features advice and success stories from your colleagues about how they have made inroads in getting patient referrals and becoming part of the larger healthcare team. Includes a PowerPoint presentation.

Understanding Population Health

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Population health provides a mechanism to improve the health outcomes of a group of individuals while providing high-quality, efficient and cost-effective care. 

Technology Tools



Danatech is the smartest online destination for all things diabetes technology. Always on hand with the right advice, right when you need it.

Technology Integration

The Diabetes Wellness Program within the Samsung Health mobile app 

 Diabetes care and education specialists are poised to play a central role in the integration and implementation of this growing area, to optimize care and improve outcomes. ADCES has developed guidance and resources to support your role in technology integration and translation and reinforce your expertise within the larger care team.


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 When considering a telehealth program for your practice, it’s important to understand the many unique requirements and challenges that can arise. ADCES has compiled a variety of resources to help you evaluate your needs when launching telehealth services.

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