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AADE members are primarily diabetes educators and focus on helping people with diabetes achieve behavior change goals which, in turn, lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status. It's a multi-disciplinary profession, as diabetes educators are already licensed in a related healthcare field. Most commonly, you will find that they are also nurses/nurse practitioners, dietitians or pharmacists.

Active Member

Healthcare professionals with an interest in the development, delivery or administration of diabetes patients or professional education or in diabetes research.

Active Members have the right to vote, to make nominations, and to chair, serve and vote on committees, and other privileges as determined by the Board of Directors. Active members who are employed by a company that is in the business of sales or marketing of diabetes pharmaceuticals, supplies or equipment are not be eligible to stand for national elective office or a directorship position.

Active Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

Associate Member

Person with an interest or involvement in diabetes education who does not qualify for other member categories.

Associate Members have the right to vote, to make nominations, and to serve or chair committees. Associate Members are not be entitled to stand for a national elective office, or hold a directorship position.

Associate Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

International Member

Healthcare professionals with an interest in the development, delivery or administration of diabetes patient or professional education or in diabetes research who is not a U.S. citizen/resident.

International Members have the right to vote, to make nominations, to serve but not chair committees. International Members are not be entitled to stand for a national elective office, or to hold a directorship position.

To join as an International Member, please call 800.338-3633.

International Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

Industry Member

Non-healthcare professionals who are employed by a company that is in the business of sales or marketing of pharmaceuticals, supplies, equipment, or services to the diabetes market.

Industry Members are not be entitled to vote, to make nominations, to stand for elective office, to serve or chair committees, or to hold a directorship position.

Industry Member Annual Membership Dues: $200

Student Member

Any full-time student or trainee in any health profession program. Student membership shall be granted when accompanied by evidence of full time enrollment in a health profession program (12 credit hours or greater for an undergraduate; nine hours or greater for a graduate).

Student Members have the right to vote, to make nominations, and serve but not chair committees. Student Members are not be entitled to stand for a national elective office, or to hold a directorship position.

To become a Student Member, please call 800.338.3633 and provide student status verification.

Student Member Annual Membership Dues: $50

Retired Member

An individual who has been an Active Member of AADE for at least three consecutive previous years, is retired from his/her position and is no longer employed is eligible for Retired Member status.

Retired Members have all the privileges of Active Membership except the right to stand for a national elective office or to hold a member elected directorship position.

To become a Retired Member, please call 800.338.3633.

Retired Member Annual Membership Dues: $85

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