Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Practice Resources

Higher-Weight Bodies Across the Cardiometabolic Spectrum

Guidance for Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes care and education specialists have many opportunities to assist people with diabetes, prediabetes or other cardiometabolic diseases and have higher weight bodies, including implementing lifestyle changes and exploring medication options. Read ADCES’ practice paper on co-conditions to learn more about addressing weight in your clients and patients.

Perspectives & Resources for Your Practice


Certificate Course

  • Person-Centered Care for Individuals who have Higher Weight: A Certificate Program (8 CE)

    Diabetes care and education specialists interact with people whose disease and complications may have manifested as a result of the individual having a higher weight. Although many diabetes care and education specialists have deep knowledge in caring for people with higher-weight bodies, there are simply not enough of them to provide care to the number who need it. The entire care team should be educated to a validated level of understanding. This activity is open to all healthcare professionals and will educate the broad HCP inter-professional care team to apply best practices in caring for individuals with higher weight bodies.

Recorded Webinars

    Latest Higher Weight Rates

    obesity report 2021

    Each year, the CDC releases its obesity prevalence maps based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) state- and territory-specific data. Accompanying this data is the annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, along with an accompanying interactive website.

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