AADE e-Advocacy Newsletter

July through September 2010

2010 AADE Advocacy Award Recipient

Each year AADE recognizes an AADE Member, volunteer, or other person that has made significant contributions to AADE's Advocacy and legislative efforts.

This year’s winner of the AADE Advocacy Award (Sponsored by Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) was Jennifer Troupe RD CDE of Montana.

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November: American Diabetes Month & World Diabetes Day (WDD)!

2010 marks the second year of the International Diabetes Federation's- World Diabetes Day-five-year focus on 'Diabetes education and prevention', the theme selected by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization for World Diabetes Day 2009-2013.

The campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to take control of diabetes Now! For the general public and people at high risk of diabetes, the campaign aims to raise awareness and disseminate tools for prevention.

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14th.

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Diabetes Educator State Licensure Initiative

As management of diabetes becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative that diabetes health care professionals be well educated and appropriately credentialed.

We are pleased to announce that legislation to require licensure for those practicing diabetes education or using the title diabetes educator will be reintroduced in Kentucky, the pilot state for this initiative, and for the first time in Indiana in the 2011 legislative session.

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Last Chance to Make a Difference!

We need to ACT NOW if we want our legislation passed!

We are nearing the end of the 111th Congress and the November elections are right around the corner. That means that we have a very small window of opportunity to get H.R. 2425 and S. 3211 passed. We need everyone who supports Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) to contact their Members of Congress now.

Write to your House Representatives about H.R. 2425.

Write to your Senator about S. 3211. 

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