AADE e-Advocacy Newsletter

January through March 2011

Kentucky Leads the Way to Licensure for Diabetes Educators

Earlier this month, Kentucky passed a bill in both their House and Senate that requires a license to practice diabetes education. Governor Steve Beshear signed it into law on March 16, 2011. We are thrilled with this development and we appreciate the work our Kentucky-based educators have done to advocate on behalf of this effort.

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The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

As part of AADEs efforts to collaborate with the diabetes community to address issues that affect the millions living with diabetes; those responsible for the delivery of their care and those delivering medications and products we have joined the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA).

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Around the Advocacy Arena

In addition to the AADE legislative agenda the advocacy department monitors pertinent legislation that has some impact or relevance to the diabetes community as well as the service that diabetes educators provide. Read More

AADE Grassroots and Advocacy Updates

AADE Advocacy is currently working with our two champions, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), to reintroduce the Diabetes Self-Management Training Act (DSMT) during this session of the 112th Congress. We are making some changes to the text of the legislation from the previous versions. We are including additional language that addresses the Certified Diabetes Educator being reimbursed for telehealth services. Delivery of DSMT via telehealth is now a reimbursable Medicare service but unfortunately the Certified Diabetes Educator is not recognized as a provider of this service.

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Stay Connected to AADE Advocacy

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