Each year at the ADCES Annual Conference, we recognize excellence in diabetes care and education and honor members’ service to the association and the larger diabetes community.
ADCES offers a variety of awards and scholarships to celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond.
Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding volunteer and leadership contributions and service to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. This award is named in honor of Allene Van Son Martinez, ADCES’s first president and leader in diabetes care. Van Son Martinez was a lifetime advocate for those affected by diabetes and a champion for the Association. Van Son Martinez was the first recipient of the Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award, named in her honor to recognize one diabetes care and education specialist each year for outstanding contributions and service to the Association.