Code of Ethics

Members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators accept this Code of Ethics as a statement of the ethical principles of the diabetes education profession. This code represents the values of the profession and provides guidance for the behavior of its members.

  • The diabetes educator provides services with respect for the uniqueness, dignity, and autonomy of each individual as stated in the AADE Scope of Practice for Diabetes Educators.
  • The diabetes educator will conduct himself/herself in a manner that demonstrates honesty, integrity, and fairness.
  • The diabetes educator will avoid conflict of interest and maintain the integrity of the profession.
  • The diabetes educator will accept responsibility and accountability for personal competence in accordance with the AADE Scope of Practice and Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators.