Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Evidence-based Research on Diabetes Education

Gathering both ADCES-led research and journal articles from outside organizations, here we offer the latest research on diabetes, and the value of diabetes education.

ADCES Research Priorities

The ADCES Research Committee partners across the organization to support the organization's initiatives with evidence-based research. Our current priorities are:

  • Identifying the diabetes care and education specialist’s role in translating emerging and current technology to self-management, and the training necessary to do this.
  • Reviewing cost effectiveness studies on diabetes education across care models in the healthcare system to develop a replicable framework for implementing diabetes education and in turn reducing costs.
  • Identifying the outcomes of diabetes education across multiple care models.

The 2022 Advancing the Science of Diabetes Care and Education Application cycle is now open! Read full details.

2022 Research Agenda

The 2022 research agenda aims to guide researchers to design and test hypotheses which will support development and implementation of evidenced-based best practices for diabetes care and education services.

Value of DSMES Research

Research points to the DCES as the most effective clinician to provide support to people with diabetes on their healthcare journey, implementing lifestyle change and technology into everyday life.

Present at the ADCES Annual Conference

Educator Tools

There are a multitude of opportunities to present your research via sessions and posters at the ADCES annual conference. Check back in early 2023 for opportunities at ADCES23. 

Mentored Fellowship and Grant Opportunities


We offer grants to further our research goals, including a post-doctoral fellowship program supporting the career development of emerging leaders and funding for community programs.

Published Abstracts and Poster Presentations

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Poster presentations from ADCES annual conferences and visual abstracts within the August issue of The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care