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for the ADCES Washington State Network!

Welcome to the homepage for the ADCES Washington State 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!



Nicole Treanor


Immediate past chair:

Deb Belknap



***OPEN Position***

Greater Seattle LNG:

Stacy Trogdon  RDN, CDCES


Spokane LNG:

Caitlin Snider


Southwest LNG:
***OPEN Position***

Nicole Treanor



Carrie Swift


Member At Large

Jen Okemah


Member At Large

Susie Wang


Recognition Lead: 

Carol Casco

Networking Lead:

Keisha Engley

Mentoring Lead:
***OPEN Position***

Membership Lead
***OPEN Position***

If you are interested in being part of the Washington Coordinating Body, please contact Nicole.Treanor@gmail.com

**Please continue to scroll down for the latest blog posts from the state and for information regarding your local networking group (LNG) including discussions and upcoming events. Be sure to subscribe to your local LNG to stay up to date with events in your area and to network with local ADCES members. For questions or information on how to do this, please reach out to the CB Chair Nicole.Treanor@gmail.com

What is Our Purpose? - YouTubeAbout Us: Our Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals and Plans

Our Purpose: We are a state branch of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), a national professional organization devoted to the learning and benefit of its members, healthcare professionals.  Our role is to guide the education and advancement of our members, with the greater hope of improving the care provided to Persons With Diabetes.  We aim to mentor and motivate our members, as well as provide recognition of the achievements of our members.  We desire to increase the recognition of diabetes care and education specialists as vital members of healthcare, industry, and academia.  On a state and national level, we support and participate in advocacy to increase access to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Our Mission: To promote the professional development of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and their role as diabetes experts in our state.

Our Vision: To empower current and aspiring Diabetes Care and Education Specialists to provide exceptional diabetes care for all who need it.

Our Goals: 

  1. Professional Advancement: Increase the knowledge and skill level of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, and elevate the profession in various settings across healthcare, academia and industry.
  2. Mentorship: Provide opportunities to healthcare professionals to gain or advance their  knowledge and experience, and to enter into or advance in the field of Diabetes Care.
  3. Networking: Foster relationships between diabetes care and education specialists, and with other members of the healthcare team, with the intent of exchanging ideas and resources.
  4. Recognition: Recognize and highlight the accomplishments and contributions of our state’s diabetes care and education specialists. 
  5. Advocacy: Work to advance policies at the state and organizational levels to increase access to high quality DSMES and other diabetes related services.  Promote the role of the diabetes care and education specialist as an expert resource and a leading part of the diabetes care team.

Our Plan: How the Washington Coordinating Body will work toward meeting our goals. 

1 Year Plan

  1. Professional Advancement:  We will survey our membership to determine their needs and preferences related to professional advancement.  We will use this data, along with national trends, to analyze the skill and education gaps that exist.  We will use this data in planning LNG networking and learning events and to aid in planning our annual conference.  
  2. Mentorship:  We are assessing the Coordinating Body positions to determine if it is best to create a new position of Mentoring Lead, as well as look at how these responsibilities can be job-shared within the existing CB membership.  
  3. Networking:  We will make an effort to promote the use of the Washington page of ADCES Connect to our membership.  To encourage more consistent use of ADCES connect, we will use this as the primary platform of communication.  We will plan to start monthly posts either describing LNG events, helpful tips and practice pearls, recipes, educator highlights and more.  We will also look into greater use of social media.
  4. Recognition:  We will aim to create a quarterly posting on ADCES WA-Connect highlighting the stories and accomplishments of Washington state Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.
  5. Advocacy:  We will work to support national initiatives and goals.  We will work to raise interdisciplinary awareness of the role of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists by reaching out to other professional organizations for partnered events or initiatives. 
Updated 2/2022

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 - (open-ended)
    Quick Task (less than an hour)
    Washington Coordinating Body
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 - (open-ended)
    Quick Task (less than an hour)
    Washington Coordinating Body

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  • Hi All, I need your help. I want to know if you, as a DCES, are adjusting insulin and/or other meds at your clinics? *Do you have a policy in place? *Which healthcare disciplines does the policy cover (RN, RD, pharm)? *Are competencies required to ...

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    More info on ADCES22 - Keynote topics: Your education and experience provide a platform to elevate your role within the expanding diabetes care team. Fine tune your focus at ADCES22 with keynote speakers, preconference courses, education tracks and ...

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    Hello, New member here. I am excited about the conference but am waiting on the VA. So my reservation is in the works. Lisa D. McGee, RN BSN MHP Diabetes Clinical Educator Department of Veterans Affairs Mann-Grandstaff VA ...

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    It's been three years since we've gathered in person to experience the collective energy delivered by the ADCES Annual Conference. We are so ready to reunite in-person at ADCES22, hosted Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15 in Baltimore! This is ...

  • The other day, I came across an interested new term (at least to me), Glycemia Risk Index (GRI). It was developed to assist clinicians who do not have a lot of experience looking at Continuous Glucose Sensor (CGM) data and track progress. It's ...

  • Hi Nicholas, Welcome to the community! We have several Local Networking Groups that create local events, the closest to you would be Spokane, and we are always happy to create more groups if interest exists. Over the past 2 years of Covid, admittedly ...

  • Hi all, ADA just finished the 82nd Scientific Sessions conference. I wanted to give a recap to you all, but in reality I'll never do it better than Diatribe, so please catch their full recap here . I unfortunately had to attend virtually and feel ...

  • Good Morning, I am relatively new to this organization and would like to start getting involved more than I have been, but unsure of where to start. I am an assistant professor at WSU College of Pharmacy and have a practice site currently at a local ...

  • Hello Washington Diabetes Professions! The Washington Coordinating Body has open volunteer positions that we're looking to fill. These include two new positions added this year. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole.Treanor@gmail.com ...

  • This is great! I love hearing stories of patients letting down their barriers and finding success. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your Patient Win! I can't wait to hear more stories from our fantastic Washington colleagues :) ------------------------------ ...

  • Even the smallest change can make the biggest difference in someone's present and future health outcomes. Here's our first story to share, with more personal stories to come in the future! I had a patient that was reluctant to meet with me because ...

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