Scope and Standards

AADE develops, publishes and disseminates information to help guide the practice and performance of diabetes educators. These are important resources for anyone that provides diabetes education or wishes to learn more about it.

The Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators 
American Association of Diabetes Educators, 2011 update.

The Scope and Standards the Practice of Diabetes Education by Pharmacists
American Association of Diabetes Educators, 2011 update

In addition to defining the scope, role and minimal level of quality performance for the diabetes educator, this important document differentiates diabetes education as a distinct healthcare specialty, promotes diabetes self-management training (DSMT) as an integral part of diabetes care, and facilitates excellence in DSMT.

AADE collaborated with the American Diabetes Association to develop the 2012 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.