Diabetes Prevention & Prediabetes

AADE Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training

Lifestlye Coach Trainings
AADE currently has an MOU to deliver the CDC Approved Lifestyle Coach Training Entity, and we are listed on CDC’s website.

AADE now offers interested parties with the opportunity to participate in a Lifestyle Coach Training (LSC) to acquire the necessary skills to deliver a successful National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at your site. This training is based on the curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with additional insight from AADE DPP who has been working with DSME sites nationwide to guide them on effective delivery of the National DPP. AADE can provide the two day in-person training and web-based learning resources to DSME sites, individual Diabetes Educators, or staff at organizations that are interested in delivering a quality DPP program with trained staff. 

Upon completion of the training, attendees will be designated "Lifestyle Coaches," and will be confident to enable participants to make long-lasting lifestyle changes to better their health and to educate community members on how the National DPP can prevent/delay type 2 diabetes.

AADE's 2-day, in-person DPP Lifestyle Coach Training:

  • Features an interactive, classroom setting, small group format with hands-on practice group facilitation techniques
  • Delivered by expert DPP Master Trainers, using CDC-recognized National DPP curriculum
  • Offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists

Training includes:

  • Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide, Coaches Manual and Participant Manual
  • Interactive discussion on classroom management, insight from actual coaches on best practices and real-life experiences
  • DPRP Guidelines Tutorial (Review of DPRP Standards and Operating Procedures)

Included with Registration—Optional Online Learning Course:

  • Prevention 101: Fundamentals of Diabetes and Prediabetes, a self-paced, 5-module online program
  • After registration for the Lifestyle Coach training, registrants will receive a code to to access the online course. Prevention 101 online course is also available for purchase, separate from the in person Lifestyle Coach Training. 
  • Modules Include:
    • Module 1: The Diabetes Epidemic
    • Module 2: The Role of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)-Trained Lifestyle Coach
    • Module 3: The Basics of Prediabetes and Diabetes
    • Module 4: Prevention Therapies: Healthy Eating and Being Active
    • Module 5: An Introduction to Coaching and Group Facilitation

Are you an AADE member? Scholarships are available and applications are accepted 45 days prior to each training. Learn more.

To schedule a private AADE DPP LSC training, please contact us at dpp@aadenet.org.

Upcoming Lifestyle Coach Trainings

December 5-6
Chicago, IL

January 15-16
Chicago, IL

March 26-27
Chicago, IL

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CE Program Provider Accreditation

ANCCCA LogoAmerican Association of Diabetes Educators – Provider is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program provides 12.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.

The AADE is also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP# 10977).


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The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

ACPE LogoThe American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of pharmacy education. This program provides 12.0 contact hours (1.20 CEU’s) of continuing education credit. See the final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0069-0000-17-329-L01-P

Effective Date: September 25, 2017 – September 25, 2019

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