Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Volunteer Leader Newsletter

Celebrating the Past Year/Looking Forward to the Future

By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement


With our December, 2016 and January, 2017 Volunteer Leader Newsletter being a combined issue, I would like to continue the practice I started a few years ago of celebrating your accomplishments (for 2016) and sharing our future plans for 2017!


LNG Incentive Winner Has a Few Tips on How to Achieve Your Incentive Goals

By: Joanne Greene, RN, CDE

200On September 10, 2016 the New York Diabetes Educators of the Lower Hudson Valley (NYDELHV) LNG held its first conference titled NYDELHV Diabetes Update and Exhibit. We offered 6 CEUs and had 3 wonderful speakers. Seventy participants attended as well as 10 corporate sponsors.


2017 Incentive Program

LNG incentive Badge

We are continuing the CB and LNG performance levels which we first introduced in 2012 and the web badge program which recognizes those groups which achieved these levels each quarter.

When Opportunity Knocks, Is Your Advocacy Elevator Speech Ready?

By: Nancy Trebilcock, BSN, RN, CDE, Missouri CB Web Admin

opportunity knocking

As Educators, we can be the premier, credible source of information for those who can most impact any/all of us with health-related legislation, whether it is on a Federal or State level. There are some key materials that should be electronically stored to be readily accessed when needed. There are also resources provided by partnering with the Advocacy Office of AADE.


Workforce Training

By: Magen Lapointe, Webinars and Workforce Training Manager

MagenHealthcare facilities, state and local departments of public health, and other professional healthcare groups often seek out training opportunities to offer their staff. In response to those needs, AADE offers workforce training and development in the areas of diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management education and services. We provide group access to existing AADE education, and can even tailor combinations to meet your needs.


AADE DPP Expanding Diabetes Prevention Services

AADE has been working with CDC since 2012 to develop and scale the AADE DPP model of delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) within accredited/recognized DSME programs. This model has proven quite successful. Therefore, in 2017, we will offer the following opportunities for DSME programs and diabetes educators to become more involved in the prevention space to support programs as they become recognized and reimbursable DPP providers.


It's Time to Apply or Nominate a Colleague for a 2017 AADE Award


Each year during the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, we recognize excellence in diabetes education and service to the association and the larger diabetes community. AADE offers a variety of awards to celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond.


Let’s Make A Deal – You Give Us an Idea and We Give You A Dollar!


Share one idea that you feel has been instrumental in moving your CB or LNG forward. You are actually going to get paid $1 for sharing an idea with the group during the Saturday program.

Dec. 2016 / Jan. 2017

CB and LNG Store



Member Affiliates Liaison to the Board

Chris Memering

Member Affiliates Council

Kathleen Gold
Virginia CB

Meghan Jardine
Plant Based COI

Molly McElwee-Malloy
Diabetes Technology COI

Melanie Teslik
New York CB

Jeanna Rhoulhac
New York CB

AADE Staff

Nadine Merker
Director, Member and Volunteer Engagement

Patricia Mangano
Manager, Volunteer Engagement

John Tyler
Manager, Web and Digital Content

Cindy Wilson
Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement 

Important Dates:
(All times CST)

Leadership Development for CB,LNG and COI Leaders - 11:00 am Central Time

March 22, 2017

October 18, 2017

COI Leader Quarterly Conference Calls - 11:00 am Central Time

February 15, 2017

June 21,2017

September 27, 2017

MAC Co-Facilitators:

February 1,2017

May 17, 2017

October 25, 2017