The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition 

ADCES The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition

ADCES’ core publication has been revised! The long-acknowledged reference for all diabetes care and education specialists – the Art & Science of Diabetes Care and Education – is packed with new information that reflects your new realities.

The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th Edition 

THE reference for anyone working with people with diabetes.

Updates include:

  • Two new chapters addressing multiple daily injections (MDI), continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and intensifying therapy, pattern management, and data analysis.
  • Revised AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors®, with its recognition of the impact the emotional burden of diabetes on metabolic and quality of life outcomes.
  • Highlights obesity management, including the 3-step algorithm for care of overweight and obese people with diabetes.
  • Expanded coverage of motivational interviewing (MI).
  • Major rewrites of the kidney disease and diabetic neuropathies chapters.


Study for the CDCES exam

The #1 resource for studying for the CDCES (formerly CDE® exam). Drill down into content areas covered on the exam and understand diabetes education. A great companion to the Review Guide for the CDCES Exam and CDCES exam self-assessment tool.  


Your Go-To Reference at Work

Everything you need to know about diabetes education in one book. Chapters cover clinical information, patient assessment and education, management therapies, and DSME program management.   


Rich Past, Challenging Present and Promising Future

Hear from author Sandi Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, a diabetes care and education specialist who has spent her career reaching new heights by embracing lifelong learning. In this podcast episode, she discusses the history of diabetes care and education, and how now more than ever before, diabetes care and education specialists can establish themselves as leaders in clinical practice. You’ll learn about the rich past of the specialty, the challenges we currently face, and practical ways to put today’s learnings into action to advance your career and the specialty.

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What Healthcare Professionals Have to Say: 

The reference helped me study for and pass the [CDCES] exam. It is a wealth of knowledge and helps give guidelines for every aspect of diabetes care. 

            - Stacey, RN, CDCES


It helped in studying for the [CDCES] exam. A great reference tool for everything you could ever need. 

          - Susan, RN, BC, CDCES





I was able to receive clear information to apply to my new career as a pharmacist and a [CDCES]. 

         - Marie, RPh, CDCES


This is a terrific reference. I can always find the information I need - all in one book!

     - Sarah, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

It is my 'go to' resource for my position as diabetes educator. It is easy to find what I am looking for.

          - Carole, BSN, MA, CDCES


The reference is a key resource used in planning programs for staff and patients. 

  - Susan, RN, CDCES, MSN/ED


If you are looking for an all-in-one reference guide to the art and science of diabetes self-management education, I would highly recommend this book. [full review here]

- Australian Diabetes Educator Association. 

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Review Guide 5, revised

Review Guide for Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® Exam, 5th Edition, Revised

A comprehensive guide to help you pass the exam. Includes:

  • two, 200 multiple choice questions 

  • an answer key provides answer rationale for each of the more than 480 multiple-choice questions 

  • self-assessment quizzes for each of the 3 sections of the CDCES (formerly CDE®exam

  • test-taking tips and strategies for passing the exam


ADCES Quick Guide to Medications, 12th Edition cover



ADCES Quick Guide to Medications, 12th Edition

 A convenient pocket-size resource. Includes:

  • Current information for insulins, fixed-dose combinations and oral-glucose lowering agents
  • Storage guidelines for mixing insulins, prefilled syringes and pens  



Diabetes Education Curriculum: A Guide to Successful Self-Management, 3rd Edition

Your all-in-one guide to meet the varying needs of your program participants. Includes curriculum implementation guide, discussion questions, teaching and learning tips, advanced information and access to downloadable patient resources.

The use of ADCES products does not guarantee successful passage of the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)® exam. CDCES® is a registered mark owned by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE). CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES® exam.