Recent News Releases

March 30, 2015: Legislation Introduced that Would Reduce Healthcare Spending and Improve the Health of People with Diabetes

AADE announced today the introduction of HR 1726, the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 2, 2015: AADE and Tate & Lyle Collaborate on Educator Resources

AADE and Tate & Lyle today announced a multi-year partnership to build clinician awareness and knowledge around the use of allulose in the management of diabetes.

February 3, 2015: Survey demonstrates that suppliers in Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program for Insulin Pumps are not providing products as mandated by law

“This failure to comply with the program results in limited access to necessary equipment for people with diabetes...." 

January 20, 2015: Survey Shows Many People With Diabetes Are Uncertain About How to Properly Manage Hypoglycemia

Further education about hypoglycemia and routinely monitoring blood glucose levels is needed.

November 25, 2014: National Diabetes Education Program Releases Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care; Recognizes Importance of DSME

A new set of 10 clinically useful principles highlighting areas of agreement in diabetes management and prevention, including the scope and standards for diabetes educators from AADE...

November 21, 2014: Even When Covered by Private Insurance, Diabetes Education Utilization Rates Remain Low, Creating Health Concerns

Even among those with private insurance, participation in diabetes self-management training (DSMT) remains low...

November 6, 2014: Barriers Remain in Educating People with Diabetes of Their Increased Hepatitis B Risk

Three years after CDC recommendations, vaccination rates still low.

November 3, 2014: Diabetes Education Week to be Marked by Series of Social Media Initiatives Led by AADE

The initiatives will call attention to the important role diabetes educators play in helping people with diabete manage their condition.

August 8, 2014: Diabetes Education Improves Health, Quality of Life

AADE14 Education Coverage: Diabetes education results in better outcomes.

August 6, 2014: Mindfulness Training Benefits U.S. Veterans with Diabetes

AADE14 Education Coverage: Program helped to decrease diabetes-related distress, lower blood sugar.

August 6, 2014: Mental Health Coaching Improves Outcomes for People with Diabetes and Depression

AADE14 Education Coverage: Study shows decreased anxiety, lower blood sugar levels.

August 6, 2014: AADE Expands HealthSlate™ Program

All AADE members can how acquire diabetes educator tablet and have the ability to own content and download their own apps.

August 6, 2014: AADE Announces Award Winners at 2014 Conference

Awards included Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award and Diabetes Educator of the Year.

June 10, 2014: AADE Supports FDA Rules That Would Make Diabetes Testing Supplies More Dependable and Accurate

AADE has filed a comment letter with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), supportive of the agency’s goal of increasing the accuracy and dependability of over-the-counter diabetes testing supplies and equipment.

May 20, 2104: AADE Presents Senator Susan Collins with the 2014 Legislative Champion Award

Collins: We Know The Huge Difference That Diabetes Educators’ Efforts Can Make

May 19, 2014: Diabetes Educators Push for Passage of Medicare Modernization

AADE: Administrative Fix to Medicare Would Allow More People to Receive Diabetes Education and Generate Overall Healthcare Savings

January 21, 2014: Research Highlights the Need to Ensure Accuracy And Patient Choice of Diabetes Testing Supplies

Two new surveys conducted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators demonstrate once again the need for the healthcare, insurance, and diabetes educator communities to ensure that people with diabetes are using meters that are appropriate for their individual needs – and are accurate.

December 20, 2013: New AADE Officers and Board Take Office

AADE announces the new members of the 2014 AADE Board of Directors. 

September 23, 2013: Philadelphia-area Resident Named American Association of Diabetes Educators’ 2014 Educator of the Year

AADE announces the selection of Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, as the recipient of the 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year award.

August 7, 2013: AADE Receives $2.25 Million Grant From the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Four-Year Program Will Evaluate Effectiveness of Diabetes Self-Management Support In Underserved Populations.

August 7, 2013: Mobile App Provides New Opportunities for People With Diabetes To Improve Their Health

Tool for Apple and Droid devices is unveiled at the AADE Annual Meeting.

August 7, 2013: AADE and A to Z Health Create AADE HealthSlate: A Tablet Computer Specifically Designed for Diabetes Educators

Complementary tablet provided to all AADE members attending 2013 Annual Meeting. 

April 1, 2013: Managing the Diabetes Epidemic Through Education

Diabetes educators from across the country will convene in Philadelphia August 7-10 to address the ways that patient education and self-management of diabetes can reduce health care expenditures and positively impact the public health.

March 1, 2013: Physicians now eligible to earn CME at the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Physicians will be able to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). This year marks the first time that CME will be available for physicians at AADE’s meeting, which is being held August 7-10 in Philadelphia.

November 5, 2012: Diabetes Education Week Focuses Attention On Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management

National Diabetes Education Week, which runs through November 10, raises awareness of the role that diabetes educators play in helping patients self-manage the disease and reduce healthcare expenses.

October 10, 2012: American Association of Diabetes Educators Receives Grant from the CDC for National Program to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand diabetes prevention programming.

August 3, 2012: Honors in the Field of Diabetes Education Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, was named Diabetes Educator of the Year this week at the AADE Annual Meeting.

July 17, 2012: Charles Macfarlane Named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association
of Diabetes Educators

AADE announced today that Charles Macfarlane has been named Chief Executive Officer effective September 3, 2012.

May 23, 2012: National Conference to Address the Role of Diabetes Education in Improving the Health of the Nation

More Than 6,000 Expected to Attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, August 1-4, 2012.

February 3, 2012: AADE names David Westman Interim CEO

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) announced today that David Westman, MBA, CAE, CPA, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer effective February 6, 2012.

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