Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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Get Involved with ADCES

Get Involved with AADEVolunteering opens lots of doors for you! You can gain additional leadership opportunities, build your resume, forge friendships or simply give back to the profession. No matter what your interest in volunteering, ADCES is committed to providing you with a meaningful experience. There are many ways you can get involved. Continue below to start searching for a position that best fits your time commitment and interests!

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Choose from a variety of volunteer positions that meet your interests and availability.

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For more information on any of the projects or roles listed below, to suggest a role or for general information on how to get involved, contact us at

  • Governance & Leadership | Members can serve on the board, on national committees and on leadership teams for our Communities of InterestCoordinating Bodies and Local Networking Groups. AADE call for nominations for national positions occurs annually in January. Most COIs, CBs and LNGs conduct a call for team leaders annually. Visit your state or COI page on MY AADE NETWORK for information on those groups, or contact AADE Volunteer Services at
  • Technical & Annual Volunteer Positions | Members play an integral role in our programming as reviewers, auditors and content developers. We have several annual positions for members that are generally filled in January:
  • Open Volunteer | Volunteer with any of our COIs, CBs or LNGs at any time and learn about the specific projects you can assist with on a project-to-project basis. Visit your state or COI page on the MY AADE NETWORK to learn more about the different ways you can volunteer or email

  • Discussion posts | Offer your knowledge to your peers on one of the CB, LNG or COI discussions (accessible through MY AADE NETWORK).
  • CB and COI Blogs | Submit an article idea or a posting for one of the many CB or COI blogs. Contact your CB or COI.
  • Models & Samples | Share a model or sample resources to our growing collection in our COI and CB file libraries. Help other members identify the models and sample lists that you found to be particularly helpful.
  • ADCES Blog | Comment and provide your feedback on the posts to ADCES' blog.
  • Become a Presenter | Submit your idea for an education session for ADCES' annual meeting or other educational programs. Click here for more information.
  • The Diabetes Educator Journal | Submit articles for the peer-reviewed Journal.
  • ADCES in Practice | Share your tools and strategies for the practical application of current research and best practices in diabetes education by submitting an article.
  • FORWARD Member Newsletter | Submit ideas for future articles. Questions? Email Martha Abel at

  • Advocate | Learn about legislative activities and become a part of our national network of diabetes educators to support activities that affect persons with diabetes and public policy related to diabetes education and care.
  • Influence your peers | How has your ADCES membership benefited you? Share your story with colleagues! Send us your testimonial.

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