Press Release

AADE Introduces Online Education Program for Health Care Technicians

For Release: October 16, 2009

Contact:
Diana Pihos at 312.601.4864, dpihos@aadenet.org
Chris Martin at 630.670.2745, cmartin331@comcast.net

October 16, 2009—Chicago—The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) this week released Fundamentals of Diabetes Care: A Certificate Program for Healthcare Technicians -- an online program that helps medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, and other healthcare technicians understand the principles of diabetes care and self-management to reinforce the lessons learned in diabetes education sessions.

The program introduces participants to the three types of diabetes, provides tips for encouraging patients to prevent and manage the disease, and offers information about common diabetes medications. It helps healthcare technicians and other staff discover how the various diabetes clinical practice guidelines can be used during patient interactions.

The six-module online program is free for the first 1500 registrants and $99 for all other participants. To learn more, please visit: http://www.diabeteseducator.org/fundamentals.

This Online Certificate Program was developed by AADE and funded through a grant from Novo Nordisk as part of its Changing Diabetes® Leadership Initiative.

About the AADE:
Founded in 1973, AADE is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with the tools, training and support necessary to help patients change their behavior and accomplish their diabetes self-management goals.

As a multidisciplinary professional association, AADE represents and supports the diabetes educator by providing them with the resources to stay abreast of the current research, methods and trends in the field and by offering opportunities to network and collaborate with other healthcare professionals.

AADE is continuously working towards its vision of successful self-management for all people with diabetes and related conditions. To learn more go to: www.diabeteseducator.org.