JOIN the only multidisciplinary association devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving diabetes care. CONNECT with more than 14,000 members through local and national networking opportunities, and with MY AADE NETWORK's topic-specific discussion forums. SAVE significantly with free CE (20+ hours), publications, practice/patient resources and publications. Plus, receive discounts on education products, events and much more.
Become a part of the AADE community today by completing the online form and start enjoying your membership benefits and savings immediately.
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Nearly 10% of our population has diabetes and 86 million have pre-diabetes – numbers which are expected to continue to rise annually. Over the next 10 years, 14% of all health care spending will be attributed to diabetes & pre-diabetes. Research shows that effective diabetes education is linked to lower patient costs and improved clinical results.
"Becoming a certified diabetes educator was overwhelming when I first began working. AADE helped me connect with CDEs on the local, state, and national levels who helped guide me in my preparation for the exam. AADE also provided a wealth of resources such as the Diabetes Education Review Guide. These tools were practical and up-to-date which helped me feel confident the day of my exam. Not only has AADE helped me become a CDE, they have also equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality care to my patients."
"AADE has been a valuable support and resource for me as I transitioned into my new role as a diabetes educator. Access to the professional resources such as the Career Path Program, webinars, and publications not only helped me build a solid foundation but continues to advance my growth."
Find CEs, online learning, and face-to-face learning—free CEs with membership
Support to accredit your program (essential to obtain Medicare reimbursement for DSMT), or earn your CDE or BC-ADM
Find professional resources, publications, and research—arm yourself with facts and solutions
Find members, diabetes educators and partners—access to over 20 Communities of Interest and over 100 local groups at no additional charge
Find tools and information including prompt decks and diet tips—proven to make a difference
New to diabetes education? Looking for new opportunities or need more staff? AADE's career network has solutions for job seekers and employers
"AADE has opened a network of knowledge for me... and kept me connected! I started out using the AADE continuing education and resources section as I continued to learn. Then I moved into attending my Local Networking Group AADE activities, which have been wonderful. Thank you for welcoming and supporting me as I continue to grow into my role as a Certified Diabetes Educator."
"Being a member of AADE has given me an opportunity to meet individuals who have mentored me and helped me develop as an effective educator. It is a great reassurance to know that you are not alone in what you do. You know you have someone to problem solve with for those difficult patients and situations you encounter."
To learn more about AADE's many offerings and opportunities, download our Diabetes Educator's Guide.