Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Practice Tools & Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest resources to help you further your practice


Practice Documents

Practice Documents 

ADCES’ practice documents inform and support the practice of diabetes education. They include official documents such as position statements, guidelines for practice, technical papers, and any other document that articulates ADCES' views and mission, reflects the current evidence and standards of diabetes care, supports the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ framework, and provides technical guidance to practitioners.

Becoming a DCES

You must be a healthcare professional who has a defined role as a diabetes education. Practice as a diabetes care and education specialist is defined as being gainfully employed and providing professional care and self-management education to people with diabetes.

Career Center

The ADCES Career Center offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential success.

Educator Tools

Educator Tools

We have developed a variety of tools, resources and tip sheets to help you better serve people with diabetes. 

DSMES Program Accreditation


ADCES is one of two accrediting bodies for DSMES Programs. Accreditation is required for Medicare billing. We are here to walk your program through the process and help maintain your status.

Ask the Reimbursement

Ask the Reimbursement Expert

Do you have a concern about Medicare reimbursement or need answers on private payor coverage? Get answers from ADCES’ Reimbursement Expert. 

Favorably Reviewed

The ADCES Favorably Reviewed evaluation process critiques and improves educational products and materials targeting patients. Health professionals and patients use the ADCES Favorably Reviewed logo to find products and information that they can trust.

Provider Information and Referrals

As the number of people with diabetes increases, the demands on your time and practice will continue to escalate. Learn more about how and why to work with a diabetes care and education specialist.