AADE e-Advocacy Newsletter

April through June 2011

A Letter From AADE President, Donna Tomky, MSN RN C-NP CDE FAADE 

I know that many of you are talking about our State Licensure Initiative, and you have some questions. In the articles below, we will present the ins and outs of the initiative so that every AADE member will have the same answers.

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Overview of the Licensure for Diabetes Educators Effort

AADE has long spearheaded efforts to increase recognition for diabetes education through advocating for passage of federal legislation – the Diabetes Self-Management Training Act – that seeks Medicare provider status for CDEs performing outpatient diabetes education.

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AADE Recommendations for State Licensure Requirements

AADE believes that DSMT is a crucial element in the health care of people with diabetes; it has demonstrated health benefits for individuals and results in cost savings to the healthcare system. AADE also recognizes that there are not enough qualified diabetes educators to deliver these needed services to the growing population with diabetes.

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The Licensure Issue—In Brief

Here is a high-level summary of the issues surrounding the state licensure initiative.

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The Licensure Process: How to Get Started in Your State!

As we move forward with the State Licensure Initiative it is imperative that the AADE membership not only understands the process of how licensure legislation gets passed but knows that we are here to help guide and support the efforts from beginning to end!

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Town Hall Licensure Call

On June 8, 2011 AADE hosted a town hall call on the state licensure initiative for AADE members.

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Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is a member group and co-chair of the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA). The DAA is a broad coalition of diabetes related organizations formed to help address the growing health and economic threats from Diabetes Epidemic.

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