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AADE in Practice Journal


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AADE in Practice is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed publication that serves as a reference source for the heart, art and science of diabetes self-management education and provides practical tools and strategies that directly apply current research and best practices.

AADE in Practice is an AADE member benefit but is also available for subscription. All AADE members receive a print copy in the mail and can also read it online.


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Contribute an article to AADE in Practice

Have a story to tell? Share your experiences with your fellow diabetes educators. AADE in Practice is looking for practice-focused articles – some short, others in-depth – that explore the heart and science of diabetes education.

While AADE in Practice includes a wide variety of articles, the one commonality among them all is that they offer practical advice and direction for incorporating diabetes education best practices into your day-to-day activities.

Upcoming manuscript/article due dates: 

 Issue  Submission Due    
 Sept 2019  Mar 15, 2019
 Nov 2019      May 15, 2019
 Jan 2020  July 15, 2019
 Mar 2020  Sept 15, 2019

Author Guidelines and Submission Tips

While the publisher of AADE in Practice offers a wealth of information about the journal on their website, including comprehensive manuscript submission guidelines, below are several condensed resources to help you write your article/manuscript and successfully submit it.

Author Guidelines: Includes editorial voice and style, as well as manuscript and reference list preparation. Download

Manuscript Submission Guide: Walks you through the process of submitting your article electronically through our publisher's system. Download

Sample Articles

AADE in Practice includes a wide variety of articles. The one commonality is they offer diabetes educators and all healthcare professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes practical advice and direction for incorporating diabetes education best practices into their day-to-day activities. 

The journal includes feature articles as well as columns on particular aspects of diabetes care. Below is are some of those areas, alone with sample articles.  


Features: These articles are in-depth explorations of a variety of topics of interest to the diabetes educator. Case studies are welcome. The focus is on practical strategies for applying best practices, along with implementation examples or illustrations and the results. 

Sample Article: Unleash Your Inner Exercise Expert! May 2014

Sample Article: Hearing Loss: Another Diabetes Complication. September 2014


Capsules Column: Features insights on issues related to the clinical management of diabetes and prediabetes including updates on new and current therapies and pharmaceuticals, blood glucose monitoring and delivery devices and their implementation in providing best-practice care, as well as strategies for improving patient adherence. 

Sample article: Adherence: The Cost to Health Care and What To Do About It. March 2013

Sample article: Understanding and Accessing Medicare's Therapeutic Shoes For Persons with Diabetes Benefit. July 2013

Sample article: Basal Insulin Titration: Looking Beyond Fasting Glucose. March 2014


Food For Thought Column: Offers readers updates on nutrition and lifestyle issues related to diabetes and pre-diabetes, including meal planning, weight management and physical activity, plus strategies for optimizing nutritional education. 

Sample Article: Healthy Shopping at the Dollar Store. January 2014

Sample Article: Lactose Intolerance: Dispelling Myths and Helping Minorities Enjoy Dairy. January 2015


Mindsights Column: This department explores the psychosocial aspects of diabetes education including counseling, mind/body connections and strategies for facilitating behavior change.

Sample Article: One More For The Road. July 2014

Sample Article: Diabetes: A Family Story. January 2014


Reflections Column: Offers readers a creative outlet for expressing themselves related to any aspect of diabetes. This is a celebration of our wholeness — that we are not defined by our job and that we each have full lives. Bringing our whole selves to the table makes us better at our profession and can help prevent burnout.We encourage readers to submit stories, memoirs, poems, photographs, artwork, drawings, aphorisms and any other personal expression of their life or career experience. 

Sample Article: The Promise. January 2015 

Sample Article: Repetition: One Way to Have Impact. September 2013

Sample Article: My Dad's Feet. July 2014

Sample Article: Giving. January 2014


Patient Stories: We all have interesting patients we like to talk about, without mentioning names of course. But sometimes our patients have a story to tell, too.We welcome stories from patients about their experience with diabetes, how diabetes has affected their lives and relationships, how they have achieved their dreams, what impact their diabetes educator has had on them, etc. Stories can be inspiring, provocative, controversial, informative, motivational or anything that may have a useful message for readers. 

Sample Article: Experiencing is Believing. May 2014

Sample Article: The Diabetes Patient-Provider Relationship: 5 Ways to Make it Even Stronger. September 2014


Practice Pearls: These are are short, timely, relevant tips, advice ideas or motivational messages for practicing diabetes educators. This might include a quick introduction to an educational tool, a brief how-to related to communicating a concept or demonstrating a self-care skill or anything else that is immediately accessible and quickly applicable in practice.

Sample Article: The Mindful Session

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