Welcome to the Coordinating Body homepage

for the ADCES Texas Network!

Welcome to the homepage for the ADCES Texas Network! This group represents and supports members and groups throughout our state. We encourage you to look around, join in discussions and participate. Just use the links below to start networking with your peers!


Congratulations to the

Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, FAADE



Texas Coordinating Body Leadership Team

CB Leader: Betsy Richter-Gifford, BSN, RN, CDCES
Co-chair/Finances - Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, FAADE
Membership - Bret Leach, BSN, RN, CDCES
Education - Nancy Drobycki, MSN, RN, CDCES
Technology - Holly Falke, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Disaster Preparedness - Maryanne Strobel, RN, MSN, CDCES

Advocacy - Carol Howe, PhD, RN, CDCES, FAAN


Texas Local Networking Group (LNG) Leaders: 
ADCES Central TX Local Networking Group - Jessica Chen Priscilla Schilling
ADCES North TX Local Networking Group  - Kristin Geist MSN, PMC, RN, CDCES
ADCES South Central TX Local Networking Group: Clarissa Rivera, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, BC-ADM
ADCES Southeast TX Local Networking Group -  Yusra Imtiaz, RD, LD, CDCES & Laura Thomas, RD, LD, CDCES
 ADCES West TX Local Networking Group - Terry M. Sanchez BSN, RN, CDCES
ADCES East TX Local Network Group -  VACANT.  Please contact CB Leader here if interested
ADCES South TX Local Networking Group - VACANT. Please contact CB Leader here if interested 

**Take a look at the map below to see which LNG is local to you. If you are in between, please feel free to join both. Continue to scroll down and click JOIN on your LNG to see and participate in discussions, events, and education opportunities happening in your area**


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Latest Discussions

  • Happy October fellow CDCES! Obviously, 2020 has been an unusual first year to be an LNG lead, but also very innovative year for exploring virtual learning and communication as well! It's been great to learn the ropes from Priscilla. Unfortunately, her ...

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  • Please help me welcome this month's guest blog contributor, Michelle Taub. Michelle Taub MS, RD LD CDCES BC-ADM is a native Houstonian. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Houston and her Master's degree at ...

  • Thank you Carol - this is very helpful! Barb Kocurek

  • Hello Texas! Take a minute to click on this link to see how our national office supports us to become advocates for people living with diabetes and for our profession. There is a wealth of information! On this page, you will see that there is a ...

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  • Hello Texas Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, Did you know this is Hispanic Heritage Month and there is a plethora of free educational resources on the ADCES Web site covering the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors® and diabetes management in both Spanish ...

  • Greetings, DDRC team. Hurricane Delta is expected to grow in size and strengthen as it approaches the Gulf Coast begging Friday. Delta is moving WNW at 17 mph with winds up to 100 mph (Category 2). [As of 10.7.2020 1pm ET]. Hurricane Watches are in ...

  • Hello Texas CDCES Colleagues, I have taken part in ADCES Advocacy efforts this past week. First, I attended the Public Policy Conference last week hosted by Kate Thomas. It was brilliant and I was excited to find ways to extend my practice into advocacy ...

  • This month's blog we are breaking down a very commonly used abbreviation among ADCES Connect, but one that not everyone is familiar with. Click here to learn more about Local Networking Groups (LNGs), how to choose the LNG for you, tips for getting ...

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    RE: Help!

    Maryanne, We have used both Endotool and Glucommander IV at Huguley. We were able to use Endotool as a nurse driven protocol. We only use insulin drips in our ICUs and the drip may be started in ED for patients being admitted to an ICU. We switched to ...

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    anyone using Glytec or Endotool? If so, can you give me some info such as how easy to use? do you think it has made improvements to LOS, Hypo events, hyperglycemia ? Do your hospitalists like using it? thank you! maryanne ------------------------------ ...

  • Good Afternoon South Central Texas ADCES Members, This is a reminder that the ADCES Texas Town Hall: Meet the Texas Candidates will be held tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6:30-7pm. Please join us! During the event, you will be able ...

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