AADE is for you.

AADE is for diabetes educators who understand the priceless advantages of a strong, unified community.

Join more than 14,000 AADE members who already know that the value of staying connected to the best practice and patient care resources is worth far more than the cost of membership.

Join us today by completing the online form.

Prefer to join by mail or fax? Download and complete our membership application.

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Group discounts, multi-year rates, and installment plans are available. Learn more about member categories and payment options.


A sense of belonging.

It’s an amazing feeling when you’ve found your place in the world. It’s even better when you are among peers who feel the same way.

Members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators are part of a special family—a family of accomplished professionals who collaborate to advance diabetes education. They understand the unique challenges of the field. They celebrate shared triumphs. And they learn from each other in meaningful ways unmatched by other professional associations.

AADE members embrace the same passion: providing the best diabetes education to every patient, every day. You are an advocate and a champion for people with diabetes. Together, we stand stronger.

AADE is your community. This is where you belong.


We belong together.

Professionals dedicated to helping people manage diabetes belong here at AADE. Our community includes:

  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Allied health professionals
  • Podiatrists
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Social workers
  • Public health specialists
  • Students

“AADE is the only organization that is focused on helping diabetes educators be better educators. It is a total resource for me and my patients.”

Claire M. Blum, MS Ed, RN, CDE, CHWC
Member since 2000


Make a difference.

Join AADE and be a part of the only multi-disciplinary association devoted exclusively to meeting the needs of healthcare professionals who provide diabetes self-management education.

Just like you, AADE members want to discover more, share experiences, and get involved to advance their practice—all while making new connections. No other organization empowers diabetes educators to make a difference in the care of people who have, are affected by, or are at risk for diabetes.

Network and Connect with Peers

  • Attend the AADE Annual Conference at discounted member rates and exchange ideas with thousands of other diabetes educators from across the nation.
  • Enjoy free membership in your State Coordinating Body and Local Networking Group, where you can participate in education, networking, and other events.
  • Collaborate with peers through AADE’s nationwide, members-only online community, MY AADE NETWORK, which includes discussion forums, event calendars, shared resources, and more than 17 topic-specific Communities of Interest.
  • Share your experience and broaden your diabetes knowledge by engaging with Peer Support Communities.

Enhance Patient Care

  • Obtain patient education and practice resources, including downloadable patient tip sheets, teaching tools, and practice guidelines.
  • Improve the health of your community by implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • Receive advice and guidance from AADE's Reimbursement Expert.
  • Foster change by engaging in advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels.

Deepen Your Expertise

  • ​Access ​the Diabetes Advanced Network Access (DANA), a member-exclusive education and training platform offering up-to-date information on diabetes-related technology.
  • Gain knowledge and skills with live events, online courses, recorded webinars, and certificate programs.
  • Develop your staff by providing educational opportunities designed to meet their needs through AADE's Workforce Training Program.
  • Dive into the latest research and peer-reviewed articles with your free member subscriptions to: The Diabetes Educator journal, AADE in Practice magazine and FORWARD, ​AADE's member newsletter.

Advance Your Career

  • Increase visibility of your accredited program with a free listing on the "Find an Education Program" online referral source.
  • Explore new job opportunities and utilize resources to enhance your career with the AADE Career Center.
  • Serve on the board, on national committees, and on leadership teams for State Coordinating Bodies,  Local Networking Groups, and Communities of Interest.
  • Elevate your experience through important AADE volunteer opportunities such as content reviewers, auditors, and developers. Volunteers also contribute by blogging, writing articles, presenting educational topics, and much more.


AADE value of membership

Your savings.

  • More than 20 hours of free Continuing Education.
  • Access to DANA, a member exclusive technology and education platform
  • Receive discounts on webinars, online courses, publications and live events.
  • Save $200 on AADE's Annual Conference registration.
  • AADE in Practice magazine, The Diabetes Educator journal, and practice papers
  • Enjoy free access to My AADE Network, our online community platform.
  • Save on insurance, car rentals, Capella University tuition and more.

“AADE provides great perspective and professional support. It’s where I draw inspiration and learn ways to keep my practice fresh!”

Debra Gross, MS, RD, CDN, CDE
Member since 2003


Diabetes Educator's Catalog

To learn more about AADE's many offerings and opportunities, download our Diabetes Educator's Catalog.

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