About Us

Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. With more than 13,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of diabetes patients.

Our Mission:

Empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes education, management and support

Our Vision:

Optimal health and wellness for all people with diabetes and related chronic conditions

Our Values:


AADE champions and encourages effective leadership in our organization and in our membership. Our projects and initiatives set the direction and the scope of diabetes education, and we lead the community by developing evidence-based guidelines, offering sound educational programs and promoting outcomes-driven care.


AADE adheres to the highest ethical principles and shares a commitment to excellence in our work and our external relationships.  We respect our members and the individuals they serve, and we demonstrate that through our actions, values and methods.


AADE is committed to cultural and professional diversity. We are an inclusive and collaborative organization, and we strive to meet the needs of our diverse members and their patient populations.


AADE embraces innovation and strategic thinking. We value and promote creativity and flexibility when approaching projects, meeting challenges and overcoming barriers.

Customer Service

AADE strives to consistently deliver high-quality service and support for our members and other stakeholders.  We place the needs of the diabetes educator at the center of our products, programs and activities. 

Learn more about AADE using the links below.

AADE Fact Sheet

Learn more about AADE with this 2-page overview of the association.


An overview of AADE's volunteer leadership and the association's 2013-2015 Strategic Plan.


Information about the various types of membership, MY AADE NETWORK, Communities of Interest and technical/advisory committees.


A centralized online resource to meet the evolving needs of diabetes educators’ professional development and relationships.

AADE Careers

An overview of current openings within AADE.

AADE Fellow Program

Information about the Fellows designation, which acknowledges established and accomplished educators.

Industry Advisory Council

Information about the council, its purpose, and its members.

Corporate Opportunities

Information about how corporations and vendors can get involved with AADE events and activities.


A listing of the different organizations AADE collaborates with in order to help fulfill our mission.  

Media Resources

A listing of AADE's press releases and consumer advisors.

Annual Report

A snapshot of the Association’s activities and financial performance during the past several years.

Continuing Education Program Accreditation

Information about AADE's ability to accredit programs for continuing education credit.