Archived News Releases

December 7, 2011: Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program for diabetes supplies results in low availability of approved blood glucose monitoring products

Survey Conducted by AADE Finds That Contract Suppliers Do Not Offer 60 Percent of the Products Promised on Medicare website

November 7, 2011: Kentucky creates State Board of Diabetes Educators; AADE members to serve, advise on implementation of licensure law

Body created to implement state law requiring licensure for those who practice as diabetes educators

November 3, 2011: Diabetes educations works: Follow these steps to peace of mind

A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming; and can leave patients feeling powerless over their health and life. Although it is true that managing diabetes can be complicated and time consuming, diabetes education helps individuals understand their disease and start taking steps to successfully manage it.

September 22, 2011: Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would increase access to diabetes education, reduce healthcare spending and create a public health benefit

AADE seeks provider status for credentialled diabetes educators.

September 12, 2011: HHS, American Association of Diabetes Educators and AT&T Announce mHealth Initiative to Deliver Diabetes Self-Management Training

The Office of Minority Health, AADE and AT&T today announced an initiative to evaluate the use of mobile devices to deliver Diabetes Self-Management Training within an underserved minority community in Dallas.

August 3, 2011: Demand for diabetes educators set to increase sharply

New AADE survey found that new roles for diabetes educators along with increases in recognition by private insurers and Medicare will create career opportunities.

August 3, 2011: AADE develops uniform patient behavior change metrics

AADE has developed a uniform system of measuring whether patients are effectively changing their behaviors to better manage their diabetes.

August 3, 2011: AADE and A to Z Health release first-of-its-kind "Living with Diabetes" patient education program

The new Living with Diabetes program consists of a DVD and resource guide for patients, and is meant to complement diabetes education.

August 3, 2011: AADE announces launch of Diabetes Resource Connection

Diabetes Resource Connection is a comprehensive and up-to-date online resource service for AADE's diabetes educator members.

April 21, 2011: AADE now accepting applications for BC-ADM certification

Applications for Board Certification – Advanced Diabetes Management due May 1, 2011 for June test; November 15, 2011 for December test.

March 16, 2011: Kentucky to Become First State to Require Licenses for Diabetes Educators

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is expected to sign a bill that requires a license to practice diabetes education, a move the AADE says will enhance consumer protection and increase professional recognition.

November 29, 2010: New Mentorship Program to Increase Number of Certified Diabetes Educators; Improve Access to Diabetes Self-Management Education

A coalition of organizations dedicated to helping patients manage diabetes is announcing the launch of a program to increase the number of certified diabetes educators by establishing mentoring relationships within the healthcare community.

November 15, 2010: AADE Receives Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to Conduct Pilot Project on Type 2 Diabetes

AADE announced today that it has received a $400,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Foundation as part of Together on Diabetes®, a five-year, $100 million initiative to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. by strengthening community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization.

November 1, 2010: Diabetes Education Prevents Complications, Reduces Burden on Healthcare System

Diabetes Education, also known as diabetes self-management training (DSMT), is a valuable tool that helps to prevent or delay complications from diabetes and reduces the burden on the healthcare system.

August 30, 2010: Diabetes Educators Directed to Proactively Address Obesity As Precursor to Type 2 Diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today issued a formal position statement and set of recommendations urging diabetes educators to proactively address obesity as a means of preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes, managing complications for those who already have the disease, and creating a savings for the overall health care system.

August 6, 2010: Study Shows That Ongoing Diabetes Education Continues to Deliver Benefits

Preliminary data from a study of private insurance and Medicare claims commissioned by the American Association of Diabetes Educators reveal that ongoing diabetes education continues to deliver results in terms of better health and reduced private insurance and Medicare claims.

August 5, 2010: AADE Annual Meeting Highlights Emerging Technologies for Diabetes Patients

Technology-based devices, software and communications tools to help diabetic educators better monitor and treat their patients is a key focus of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual meeting taking place in San Antonio August 4-7, 2010.

August 4, 2010: AADE Calls on Congress and Private Insurers to Recognize Net Benefit of Diabetes Education For People with Pre-Diabetes; Diabetes Education Proven to Delay Onset And Prevent Complications in Pre-Diabetes Patients, Relieve Burden on Health Care System

Citing research that demonstrates the cost savings and health benefits of providing Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) to patients with pre-diabetes, the American Association of Diabetes Educators today called on private insurers and Medicare to include education as a covered benefit for this population.

October 16, 2009: AADE Introduces Online Education Program for Health Care Technicians

AADE released Fundamentals of Diabetes Care: A Certificate Program for Healthcare Technicians, an online program that helps medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, and other healthcare technicians understand the principles of diabetes care and self-management to reinforce the lessons learned in diabetes education sessions.

September 28, 2009: Study Shows Diabetes Education Lowers Health Care Costs

A new study of an extensive database of Medicare and commercial (employee and dependent) member claims revealed that people with diabetes who received diabetes education have lower average health care costs than patients who do not participate in diabetes education.

September 17, 2009: New Program Offers Community Pharmacies an Expanded Role in Diabetes Self-Management Training, Increases Access and Treatment Options for Patients

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced a partnership that will expand counseling options for patients...

August 8, 2009: AADE Position Statement: Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes

From the AADE Annual Meeting: The American Association of Diabetes Educators today released a new position statement to help guide diabetes educators on how to help older adults with diabetes.

August 7, 2009: National Survey Reveals Profile of Diabetes Educators

From the AADE Annual Meeting: The average diabetes educator has a median salary of $64,900 per year, has a bachelor's degree and is 51 years of age, according to a 2008 Salary Survey commissioned by AADE.

August 6, 2009: AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care to Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

From the AADE Annual Meeting: AADE today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes for minority populations.

August 3, 2009: AADE Annual Meeting Concurrent Sessions Highlight Topics of the Day

AADE Annual Meeting begins on Wednesday, August 3, offering more than 130 educational sessions through four days, ending on Saturday, August 8.

July 6, 2009: AADE Elects New Officers, Board Members

AADE today announced the election of its new 2010 officers and board members. They will take office on January 1, 2010 and join other previously elected board members.

May 19, 2009: AADE Supports Bill to Improve Access to Diabetes Education Services for Medicare Recipients

As Congress and President Obama get set to tackle health care reform, the American Association of Diabetes Educators today began a multi-front battle to seek Medicare designation for all certified diabetes educators.

May 6, 2009: AADE Joins National Collaboration to STOP Obesity

Obesity costs the United States $116 billion in direct and indirect costs, making it one of the nation’s top public health threats. As the government debates various health care reform strategies, several national health care groups—including AADE—have teamed up to develop strategies to curtail the damaging effects obesity has on America’s health.

April 29, 2009: AADE Announces New Consumer Advisor Program

AADE has selected five members to serve as official assocation consumer advisors, assisting members of the media as sources for stories about diabetes.

March 16, 2009: Diabetes Education Cost-Effective Therapy: Journal

Health care policy makers mulling health care reform efforts would do well to read a new study that shows diabetes education programs are cost effective models for treating diabetes. The study is published in the January/February issue of The Diabetes Educator, the journal of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

March 2, 2009: AADE Diabetes Education Accreditation Program Seeks to Increase Number of Community-Based Programs

The American Association of Diabetes Educators unveiled the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program today, and diabetes educators around the country have heralded it as a promising program that can expand access to those who cannot or do not seek diabetes care in large settings, such as hospitals.