Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources

Medication Taking & Affordability

Medication Taking

Medication taking can be a challenge for anyone. ADCES created a series of tip sheets for diabetes care and education specialists and people with diabetes to encourage medication management. For more information on medication taking, visit ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors 

Fostering Medication Taking

Improving Medication Taking

Tips and guidance to help you approach individuals about medication taking. 


Checklist for Healthcare Providers

Improving Medication Taking

A checklist to help you ensure medications are taken as prescribed. 


Resources For People with Diabetes

Improving Medication Taking


Covers the importance of taking medications as prescribed and offers strategies for remembering to take medicines on time and in the correct way.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

My Diabetes Medicines Checklist


A checklist for people with diabetes to help them get all their questions answered.

Also available in Spanish/Español.

10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Their Medications

10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Medications

Published in the May 2017 issue of ADCES in Practice, author Jerry Meece, RPh, CDE, CDM, FACA, FAADE, offers 10 tips for helping patients afford their medications, covering:

  1. Government resources
  2. Online and pharmaceutical resources
  3. Rebates and coupons
  4. Samples
  5. Working around co-pays
  6. Generics vs. brand names
  7. Combining drugs
  8. Pill splitting
  9. Therapeutic substituions
  10. Saving on supplies

Education For Your Practice

Recorded Webinar: Guidelines for Non-insulin Medication Management of Type 2 Diabetes 2020

This program will discuss recent changes in national guidelines for care of people with type 2 diabetes and review the new treatment algorithm recommended in the American Diabetes Association’s 2020 Standards of Care. It will provide a review of each of the blood glucose lowering agents’ mechanism of action, efficacy, and place in therapy and help diabetes educators design a treatment plan to improve blood glucose control and lower A1c levels in people with type 2 diabetes. 1.5 CE hours

Perspectives on Diabetes Care

Therapeutic Inertia: What Is It and Why Is the Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist So Important?

Diabetes care and educations specialists remain under-represented on care teams and the services they provide remain underutilized, despite the evidence that shows the value of these services on health outcomes. This contributes to “therapeutic inertia,” the failure to initiate or intensify therapy when therapeutic goals are not reached.
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