Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources

Resources on Glucose Monitoring

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Blood glucose monitoring (BGM) has been the norm for many years. Although much attention and research is currently focused around CGM, BGM is still an important tool used by the majority of people living with diabetes.

Our BGM and CGM resources include tip sheets that provide helpful advice to people living with diabetes and advocacy resources related to seniors' access to the supplies they need. Educational courses are also available.

Practice Guidance

The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist's Role in Continuous Glucose Monitoring 

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The goal of this paper is to outline topics that should be covered by diabetes care and education specialists when teaching people with diabetes and their families or significant others in the utilization of CGM and interpretation of the data it provides. It is imperative that the diabetes educator who incorporates CGM into their practice understands the potential advantages of CGM, both as a personal and professional system, and maintains a high level of expertise in this subspecialty of diabetes education.  



Tools and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Playbooks: Professional and Personal CGM Implementation

ADCES has partnered with fellow healthcare associations to create new guides provide an inclusive and unbiased approach to implementing both Personal CGM and Professional CGM Programs into a practice, whatever its size. They include a step-by-step approache to implementation, additional resources and the latest research.

Pocket Guide: Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots

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Pocket Guide - Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots

This pocket guide explains the differences between blood glucose monitoring (BGM) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Learning about and living with CGM is explained in depth and is also illustrated with case studies.

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The Huddle Podcast: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team


In this episode, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) expert Diana Isaacs explains the difference between CGMs and BGMs (blood glucose monitors), provides guidance on selecting the right device, and advice on how providers can onboard people with diabetes to their new devices. We also discuss how healthcare providers and diabetes care and education specialists can implement CGMs into their practice and why diabetes care and education specialists in particular should be leading the charge to incorporate more technology in practice. We wrap up the conversation with a brief discussion on what’s coming next and what you can do right now to better inform yourself about CGM.



Resources for People with Diabetes

A set of downloadable PDFs and podcasts for diabetes care and education specialists to use with patients to illustrate the importance of glucose monitoring, expert recommendations plus tips and tricks for safe, accurate testing. 

Understanding Time in Range

Help your clients who are using a CGM understand their glucose numbers and learn how much time they are spending in their target range. For specific time in range goals, check out this infographic from diaTribe


Also available in Spanish/Español 

Programming in Partnership with Endocrine Society and Clinical Care Options

We've developed an online course and set of resources to help you overcome the most common barriers to incorporating CGM into your practice? View the comprehensive program


Online Course: CGM: Merging Patient Satisfaction with Data-Driven Glycemic Control

Review key evidence and expert recommendations on leveraging CGM for the optimal management of persons with diabetes.
Free for ADCES Members

  • Topic 1: Role and Recommendations for CGM to Improve Outcomes
  • Topic 2: Comparison of Available and Emerging CGM Technology
  • Topic 3: Diabetes Medical Minute: Incorporating CGM Into Practice
  • Podcast: Diabetes Medical Minute: Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in CGM
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Real World Case Studies in Pattern Management

Enhance your continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data interpretation knowledge in this DANA-exclusive online course.

Dig into CGM essentials, and detailed cases with a wide variety of real-world situations as you learn to interpret and analyze CGM reports. After completing the course, you'll be able to translate CGM data into actionable treatment and identify proper application of pattern management to treatment decisions.

ADCES members only

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