AADE conducts a variety of research to support its mission and goals. The research
is categorized into four areas:
Proving the cost and clinical effectiveness of diabetes education and diabetes educator-interventions has been a focus of the AADE Research Committee over the past several years. We have published both a paper and a study on the subject, more will be released soon.
Since the development of the AADE Self-Care Behaviors nearly ten years ago, the AADE Research Committee has continued to build the evidence for the behaviors. It started with a call for systematic reviews on each behavior and, more recently, has included symposia.
The AADE Education and Research Foundation funds projects that advance the AADE Research Agenda. The focus of these activities is to gather evidence and translate the best scientific findings to support behavior change to achieve optimal patient health outcomes.
The AADE Research Committee and AADE Science and Practice staff seek out research opporunities that further build the evidence base and bolster understanding of the profession. Articles have been published in both AADE's journal and in other scientific publications.
In 2011, AADE commissioned Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC to investigate workforce challenges and opportunities for diabetes educators. The goals was to understand how various systems of care integration and clinical organization are shaping the roles of diabetes educators, as well as the types of skills and abilities that will be required for diabetes educators over the next 15 years as their roles change.