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DANA Wins Innovation Award

Nov 14, 2018

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has been named an Innovation Award Winner for their DANA platform at the 2nd Annual .orgCommunity Solutions Day Awards. The Innovation Award honors innovators and those taking their association or organization to the next level.

The concept for DANA (Diabetes Advanced Network Access) came from the frustratingly large gap identified by AADE members in diabetes device and technology information. As more people with diabetes use technology such as glucose monitoring devices and mobile apps, diabetes educators have become a central resource to help them understand their data and tailor their diabetes management plan accordingly. Unfortunately, specific device information, training and app reviews are scattered across a variety of places, both on and offline.

DANA was developed to support the technology access and assessment needs of healthcare professionals who work with individuals to manage their diabetes and other chronic conditions. With the rapid evolution of technology, and the proliferation of patient-generated data, DANA is a trusted source of information geared to help practitioners focus on those affected by diabetes, prediabetes and other chronic conditions.


We are so proud to see DANA recognized as an innovative platform that is already changing how diabetes educators access and use the latest technology information,” stated Crystal Broj, AADE Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. “DANA is a first for the healthcare industry and will continue to grow and morph to meet the needs of the diabetes community. As a central hub for all things diabetes technology, we are excited to see the long term effects this will have on diabetes educators and patient care.”

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