Communities of Interest

The purpose of AADE Communities of Interest (COI) is to facilitate the professional development and collaboration of AADE members with common interest in specialized areas and functions of diabetes self-management education and training.  The community does not deliver “ products,” but rather is focused on knowledge management.
 
AADE members have the ability to subscribe to as many COIs as they choose using MY AADE NETWORK.
 
Advanced Practice - The Advanced Practice COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities to professionals working in or concerned with advanced practice issues.
 
African American - The goal of the African American COI is to improve the quality of life for African Americans living with diabetes, and to increase cultural awareness and offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide diabetes care to African Americans.
 
Asian and Pacific Islander -The Asian and Pacific Islander COI’s  goal is to improve the quality of life for Asian American and Pacific Islanders living with diabetes, and to increase cultural awareness and offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide care to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
 
Camp Educators - The Camp Educators COI provides information sharing and networking opportunities to professionals interested in diabetes camps across the United States.
 
Diabetes Technology - The Insulin Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring COIs merged to form the Diabetes Technology COI, providing subscribers with a centralized location to discuss all technological advances within the field of Diabetes Education.
 
Disabilities - The goal of the Disabilities COI is to ensure that people with disabilities have full access to all components of diabetes education and to offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide care to people with disabilities.
 
Foot Care - The Foot Care COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities with other professionals interested in diabetes-related food care issues.  
 
Hispanic/Latino American - The goal of the Hispanic/Latino American COI is to improve the quality of life for Hispanic/Latino Americans living with diabetes, and to increase cultural awareness and offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide care to Hispanic/Latino Americans.
 
Home Health Care Diabetes Educator - The Home Health Care Diabetes Educator COI provides a forum and networking opportunities for members to share and exchange ideas pertaining to the ongoing development and changes within the home health setting.
 
Inpatient Management - The Inpatient Management COI provides a forum and networking opportunities for members to share and exchange ideas pertaining to the ongoing development and changes within the hospital setting.
  
Integrative Care - The Integrative Care COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities with other professionals interested in promoting health using the principles of complementary medicine.
 
Native American/Indian Health Service - The goal of the Native American/Indian Health Service COI is to improve the quality of life for Native Americans living with diabetes, and to increase cultural awareness and offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide care to Native Americans.
 
Office & Clinic Based - The Office and Clinic Based COI provides a forum and networking opportunities for members working in a physician's office or clinic.
 
Pediatric Educator - The Pediatric Educator COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities with other professionals working with pediatric patients.
 
Pharmacy - The Pharmacy COI provides a forum and networking opportunities for members to share and exchange ideas pertaining to the ongoing development and changes within a pharmacy-type environment, including community, hospital, long-term care, consultant, faculty or specialty practice clinic.
 
Physical Activity - The Physical Activity COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities with other professionals interested in promoting physical activity’s function in the prevention of diabetes and as a treatment of choice within the diabetes education process.
 
Plant-Based Nutrition for Diabetes - The Plant-Based Nutrition for Diabetes COI serves as a resource for diabetes educators who want to learn about this therapeutic diet and implement the option into their practice.
 
Post-Career - The Post-Career COI provides members who are retired or soon to be retired the opportunity to connect with other AADE members to discuss this next or current chapter in their professional life and how they are using their diabetes education experience and expertise to give back to their community, work with new diabetes educators, and to grow the specialty in their post career years. 
 
Pregnancy/Reproductive Health - The Pregnancy/Reproductive Health COI offers information sharing and networking opportunities with other professionals interested in gestational diabetes issues including prevention of the onset of diabetes in women of childbearing capacity, and in children of pregnancies complicated by diabetes.
 
Public Health - The Public Health COI offers a forum and networking opportunities for members working in or affiliated with the public health setting.
 
Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense - The Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense COI provides a forum and networking opportunities for members working or affiliated with the two federal agencies.