**The application period for AADE awards is now closed. Check back in May for winners.**
Each year during the AADE Annual Conference, we recognize excellence in diabetes education and service to the association and the larger diabetes community. AADE offers a variety of awards to celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes education and serves as extraordinary role model. A $1,000 donation is made to the AADE Foundation in honor of the recipient.
Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions and service to this association in honor of the first AADE President. A $1,000 donation is made to the AADE Foundation in honor of the recipient.
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award
Honors a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care. This award is given for the next consecutive year. The recipient receives an award of $5,000 plus a $10,000 travel grant towards the delivery of educational programs.
Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award
The award is given to an AADE member or team who has developed a tool or project that demonstrates a new and innovative way to use media and/or technology to advance diabetes self-management education (DSME). The project submitted should have significantly improved self-management among individual patient practices or broad diabetes populations. The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Conference for the next consecutive year.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a diabetes educator who has less than three years of diabetes education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice. The recipient receives a one-year AADE membership, complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Conference and AADE products/services.
AADE/Children with Diabetes - Friends for Life Fellowship Program
The AADE member who is selected for this award will attend the Children with Diabetes - Friends for Life program in Orlando. The five-day conference will offer the recipient an opportunity to participate in the program, interact with families, program faculty, and association leaders. This fellowship exposes a member who is early in his or her diabetes education career to children and families who are affected by type 1 diabetes, and mirrors a fellowship offered by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists which seeks to develop early professional understanding and strengthen the relationship between endocrinologists and educators.