State Licensure Map
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State Licensure Initiative
In an effort to gain recognition for the qualified diabetes educator, AADE has embarked on a state licensure initiative.
As management of diabetes becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative that diabetes health care professionals be well educated and appropriately credentialed. Licensure of the diabetes educator will provide for consumer safety and provide minimum standards for recognition of the professional.
Without this “legal” definition, diabetes educators will continue to be self-defined. While payors may reimburse for the diabetes education service (DSMT), they may not recognize (reimburse) the provider of these services – the qualified diabetes educator.
Diabetes educator licensure is intended for the healthcare professional that has a defined
role as a diabetes educator, not for those who may perform some diabetes-related functions as part
of, or in the course of, other routine occupational duties. For a detailed summary of the licensure
initiative please click
State Licensure Materials
For a look at issues surrounding state licensure, read the State Licensure Brief.
For a comprehensive overview of diabetes educators licensures efforts, including AADE's recommendations for state licensure, read the State Licensure Overview.
Licensure of Diabetes Educators: Empowering people with diabetes through effective education may improve health outcomes and lower costs.
Active Licensure Legislation
Indiana - S.B. 233
The Licensing of Diabetes Educators in Indiana will professionalize this health field by creating minimum standards for licensed diabetes educators, ensuring that those who train individuals on how to manage their diabetes have the core competencies to do so.Currently, any person can claim that they are providing diabetes education, even if they do not have adequate training or specialized knowledge to ensure that quality care is being given to the person with diabetes. We believe that state licensure will ensure that all healthcare providers who deliver diabetes education will have sufficient knowledge to provide safe, effective care to persons with or at risk for diabetes and are doing so legally.