Join forces and save with the group membership program.

As specialists in diabetes care and education, we know that we're better together. Our collective power to help those we serve and advocate for in our field is impressive. You can make the most of your strong, unified community at work by encouraging your peers to join you as a member of ADCES. Unite five or more colleagues from your organization and take advantage of ADCES' group discount.


Find your people.

Step 1:  Join forces with five or more current or new ADCES members in your organization.

Step 2:  Register online

Step 3:  Save $30 each when you and/or your colleagues become a new ADCES member or renew*

Step 4:  Enjoy the savings and benefits of membership

The membership rate for group discount participants is $150 per individual (regular membership rate is $180).

To sign up multiple members at one time, call the ADCES Membership Engagement team at 800.338.3633, ext. 3.

* No refunds for previously purchased memberships will be provided.


We belong together.

Professionals dedicated to helping people manage diabetes belong here at ADCES. Our community includes:

  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Physicians
  • PAs
  • Allied health professionals
  • Podiatrists
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Social workers
  • Public health specialists
  • Students

“ADCES is the only organization that is focused on helping diabetes educators be better educators. It is a total resource for me and my patients.”

Claire M. Blum, MS Ed, RN, CDE, CHWC
Member since 2000


Make a difference.

Join ADCES and be a part of the only multidisciplinary association devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals who provide diabetes self-management education.

Just like you, ADCES members want to discover more, share experiences and get involved in advancing their practice—all while making new connections. No other organization empowers diabetes educators to make a difference in the care of people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes.

Network and Connect with Peers

  • Attend the ADCES Annual Conference at discounted member rates and exchange ideas with thousands of other diabetes educators from across the nation.
  • Enjoy free membership in your State Coordinating Body and Local Networking Group, where you can participate in education, networking and other events.
  • Access information and collaborate with peers through ADCES' members-only social network,  ADCES Connect, offering more than 17 topic-specific Communities of Interest. COIs include Advanced Practice, Cultural Diversity, Diabetes Technology, Inpatient Management, Pediatric and Camp Educators, Pharmacy, Pregnancy/Reproductive Health, Veterans Affairs, Disability and more.

Enhance Patient Care

  • Obtain patient education and practice resources, including downloadable patient tip sheets, teaching tools and practice guidelines.
  • Receive advice and guidance from a reimbursement expert.

Deepen Your Expertise

  • Gain knowledge and skills with online courses, webinars, certificate programs and more. Topics include: Guiding Patients to Successful Self-Management, Facilitating Behavior Change, Insulin Pump Therapy, Diabetes and Mental Health, Building Your Diabetes Education and Prevention Program, Sustaining Your DSME Program, Practical Spanish for Diabetes Educators, and more.
  • Dive into the latest research and peer-reviewed articles with your free member subscriptions to: The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care journal, ADCES in Practice magazine and monthly member newsletter.

Advance Your Career

  • Gain exposure with a free listing in the Find a Diabetes Educator online referral source.
  • Help foster change and engage in advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels.
  • Serve on the board, on national committees and on leadership teams for Communities of Interest, State Coordinating Bodies and Local Networking Groups.
  • Elevate your experience with a multitude of ADCES volunteer opportunities including important roles as content reviewers, auditors and developers. Volunteers also contribute by blogging, writing articles, presenting educational topics, and much more.

Your savings.

  • Access more than 35 hours of free continuing education.
  • Receive discounts on webinars, online courses, publications and in-person meetings.
  • Save on Annual Conference registration.
  • Enjoy free membership in your State Coordinating Body and Local Networking Group.
  • Save on Capella University tuition and more.

“ADCES provides great perspective and professional support. It’s where I draw inspiration and learn ways to keep my practice fresh!”

Debra Gross, MS, RD, CDN, CDE
Member since 2003