About AADE

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AADE members are primarily diabetes educators who provide education and support to people who have, are affected by, or at risk for developing diabetes. Our members are dedicated to helping individuals make healthier lifestyle choices which can lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status. It's a multi-disciplinary profession; most diabetes educators are licensed in a related healthcare field. Usually AADE members are also nurses/nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, or health professionals in a related field. Learn more about AADE membership value and benefits.

Installment Option: Active, Associate and International members can pay in monthly installments of $13.75. Select the installment option when you join online.

Multi-year Rates: Active, Associate and International members can pay for two-year ($300) or three-year ($400) memberships and save up to $95! Select the two- or three-year option when you join online.

Group Discount: Organizations with five or more members receive a discounted rate of $135 per member. Learn more.

Active Member

A healthcare professional with an interest in the development, delivery, or administration of diabetes education or in diabetes research.

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

Active Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

Associate Member

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

An Associate Member has the right to vote, to make nominations, and to serve on committees. An Associate Member is not entitled to stand for a national elective office, or hold a directorship position.

Associate Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

International Member

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

An International Member has the right to vote, to make nominations, and to serve on but not chair committees. An International Member is not 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, x3. 

International Member Annual Membership Dues: $165

Industry Member

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

An Industry Member is not entitled to vote, to make nominations, to stand for elective office, to serve on committees, or 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 student; nine hours or greater for a graduate student).

Student Members have the right to vote, to make nominations, and serve on but not chair committees. Student Members are not 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 years prior, is retired and no longer employed qualifies for Retired Member status.

Retired Members have all the privileges of an Active Member 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, x3.

Retired Member Annual Membership Dues: $85

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