AADE is saddened to hear of the passing of Allene Van Son Martinez, AADE’s first president (1974-76) and a leader in diabetes care. Martinez was a lifetime advocate for those affected by diabetes and a champion for the Association. Martinez was the first recipient of the Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award, named in her honor to recognize one diabetes educator each year for their outstanding contributions and service to AADE. AADE members, staff and those served by the association will be forever grateful for the work and service Martinez provided during her lifetime. For more information on the life of Allene Van Son Martinez, please click here.
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