Practice Resources

Tools for Diabetes Educators

We are committed to developing tools that you can use in your practice and with colleagues. They include tips for helping prescribers understand what you do and the value you bring to the larger diabetes care team, resources that help your group education classes come alive and guidance for implementing best practices in your facility. Additional helpful resources are found within this site's larger Practice area and also in Living with Diabetes.

Clinical Management Tools


Cardiovascular Disease Resources 

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes 

Developed in 2016, these resources cover the link between diabetes and CVD, offer targets of care, give tips on avoiding heart disease and provide a list of questions people with diabetes should ask their healthcare team.

Hypoglycemia Resources 

Hypoglycemia Resources 

An important public health issue, our hypoglycemia resource page include several practice documents, new resources that provide helpful advice to PWD, journal articles, educational courses and advocacy-related issues. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Diabetes

Diabetes educators are in a unique position to support the mental health of people with diabetes. AADE has created new guidance and resources to better understand and manage a variety of mental health issues including serious mental illness, suicide ideation, depression, diabetes distress and more.

Obesity and Diabetes Resources

Obesity and Diabetes 

Diabetes educators have many opportunities to assist people who have diabetes and are overweight or obese, including implementing lifestyle changes and exploring medication options. Here you will find AADE’s new practice paper on the topic, advocacy efforts by AADE and our partners, educational courses, journal articles, and tip sheets.

Vaccine Resources

Vaccines are crucial

People living with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious complications from vaccine-preventable diseases. These include influenza, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, shingles, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Lifespan & Populations

Medication Taking Resources 

Medication Taking 

We've created a series of tip sheets designed to encourage people to take the medications they've been prescribed. They include tips for remembering to take medication, ways to approach the conversation and tips for affording medications. 

Gestational Diabetes Management Resources

Gestational Diabetes Management Resources

Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication from pregnancy. Read AADE's practice paper and resources on this critical subject. 


Monitoring & Medications

Blood Glucose Monitoring Resources

BGM Check 

Still the norm for most people with diabetes, these resources include an AADE Practice Paper, a series of practice-focused tip sheets, and advocacy resources related to seniors' access to the supplies they need.

Insulin Pump Therapy Resources

Insulin Pump Therapy

A variety of resources that support the AADE practice paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Without and With Sensor Integration, including relevant AADE journal articles, educator and patient resources, blog posts, and educational programs.

Insulin Injection Resources

Insulin Injection Resources 

Tip sheets to use when assisting your patients with understanding how insulin works and teaching proper injection techniques. Includes an overview on understanding how insulin works, learning how to inject, and an insulin assessment checklist.

Practice Resources

AADE in Practice Article Tip Sheets

Nutrition Communication Techniques in Practice

AADE in Practice journal is filled with practical tips and tools designed to be used by diabetes educators.

Access and Affordability Resources

Affordability Resources

We've compiled a series of resources to help people with diabetes be able to afford their medications and diabetes educator to be able to advise them.

4 Times to Refer to DSMES


Series of tools to assist diabetes educators with sharing the recommendations included in the joint position statement, namely the four times someone with diabetes should be referred for diabetes education.

American Medical Group Foundation Diabetes Toolkit

Together 2 Goal

Together 2 Goal® is AMGA Foundation’s second national campaign and part of a larger effort to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for chronic conditions that have the greatest impact on quality of life, productivity, and costs for Americans.

Diabetes Education Prompt Decks

Diabetes Education Group Class

In 2016, AADE updated these popular tools that were designed to stimulate conversation within group classes. One covers the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ and is available in English and Spanish, and the other is on the major complications of diabetes.

Diabetes Language Guidance

Language Resources for Diabetes

How we talk to and about people with diabetes plays an important role in engagement, conceptualization of diabetes and its management, treatment outcomes, and psycho-social well being. Check out language guidance from AADE and the American Diabetes Association.

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Disaster situations can strike at any time. We've prepared a Disaster Planning Tool that will help you form your own diabetes disaster response team, along with helpful resources from the ADA, CDC and others.

Managing Your Diabetes Series

Update in the Management of Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

A series of videos that introduces people with diabetes and their caregivers to the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™.

Ramadan and Diabetes

Ramadan table with lantern

Despite exemptions, many people with diabetes choose to fast during Ramadan. Some may be able to fast safely, while others may be at risk. 

Tips for Reaching Prescribers

Tips for Reaching Prescribers

Tips and tactics for showcasing your value with prescribers. Features advice and success stories from your colleagues about how they have made inroads in getting patient referrals and becoming part of the larger healthcare team. Includes a PowerPoint presentation.

Technology Tools

The DANA App Review

The DANA App Review

The DANA App Review delivers unbiased reviews of nearly 300 healthcare apps, with new apps being added as they are released. This curated library of health apps is available exclusively for AADE members as part of our new Diabetes Advanced Access Network (DANA) online technology initiative.

Diabetes Wellness Program 

The Diabetes Wellness Program within the Samsung Health mobile app 

Learn how to on-board your patients onto diabetes-focused mobile apps and help them use it effectively. And don't forget to check out Welldoc's Diabetes Wellness Program available through the Samsung Health app. Created through a partnership with Samsung and Welldoc.

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