Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources


National Minority Health Month is a great time to review your practice and ensure you are offering the best possible care to those at the most risk. As champions of person-centered care, you have the opportunity to meet the needs of your clients where they live, work, play and pray. That means doing what you can to understand their needs through their eyes to encourage optimal care and outcomes. To help you better serve the specific needs of your clients, ADCES has compiled a variety of resources. 


Perspectives on Diabetes Care

African American Women’s Hair Care: Overcoming This Barrier to Exercise

African American women often report “sweating out my hairstyle” as a barrier to exercise since styling their hair can be tedious, time-consuming, and costly. If diabetes care and education specialists are to address the hair care barrier that exists to physical activity among African American females, there must be a baseline knowledge of the hair care and maintenance barriers.

5 Ways to Grow Cultural Competence

Connecting with local people is the best way to learn about a new culture, so the client is your best guide to learn about their culture and how to support their diabetes management in a culturally competent manner. Guest blogger Sandra Arevalo shares five recommendations for healthcare providers who are looking to increase cultural competency in easy, fun and interactive ways.

Connect With Peers  

Are you an ADCES member? Ask questions and connect with peers in the My AADE Network Cultural Diversity Community of Interest (COI)

Practice Guidance

For additional information, including practice guidance and other resources, visit the ADCES cultural competency and health literacy and numeracy webpage. 

Highlights From The ADCES Journals

Resources for People With Diabetes

Psychosocial Care for Diverse People with Diabetes

Psychosocial Care for Diverse People with Diabetes

Cultural Considerations for the Diabetes Care Team

The Role of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Ramadan tips for PWD & Healthcare Professionals

Ramadan Tips

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