Evidence-based Research on Diabetes Education

Gathering both AADE-led research and journal articles from outside organizations, here we offer the latest research on diabetes, and the value of diabetes education.


The AADE Research Committee partners across the organization to support AADE’s initiatives with evidence-based research. Our current priorities are:

  • Identifying the educator’s role in translating emerging and current technology to self-management, and the training necessary to do this.
  • Reviewing cost effectiveness studies on diabetes education across care models in the healthcare system to develop a replicable framework for implementing DE and in turn reducing costs.
  • Identifying the outcomes of diabetes education across multiple care models.

AADE19 Late Breaking Research Session Opportunity!

AADE recognizes the importance of bringing emerging science and research in diabetes education to our members. The Annual Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for our late breaking research sessions.

Late Breaking Research Session – 30 minutes. Research sessions seek to present new and unpublished research to conference attendees. The body of your abstract must include the purpose, significance, subjects, design and methods, data analysis and results (statistical tests if appropriate) interpretation and conclusions of the study. If applicable, note any funding source. The maximum length for abstracts is 500 words.

Your submission of an abstract to the conference grants AADE the non-exclusive rights to publish the abstract in the journal The Diabetes Educator or in other publications and related materials produced by AADE. Abstracts will not be published if withdrawn by the conference withdrawal deadline for research abstracts, May 15, 2019, published on AADE’s website at https://www.aademeeting.org/speaker-presentation-guidelines/ and https://www.diabeteseducator.org/research.

Withdraw Deadline: Wednesday, May 15 (11:59 PM Central)

Please send all submissions to grants@aadenet.org.

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for diabetes educators. This is an exceptional opportunity to be a part of innovation in the world of diabetes and healthcare. More than 3,700 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals are expected to gather at AADE19 in Houston, TX Friday, August 9– Monday, August 12, 2019

Connect, collaborate, and educate yourself and others on the latest in diabetes education.

Accessing AADE Membership for Survey Research

AADE values the contribution of research in diabetes education, and the support this research offers to the diabetes education profession and the people who are at risk for and have diabetes. We also value the privacy of our members. The AADE policy for access to our membership for survey research recognizes both of these values in its effort to support the growth and expansion of the profession.

AADE Diabetes Research

The association pursues research opportunities to contribute to the evidence base, expand opportunities for diabetes educators, and improve member awareness, comprehension and analysis of relevant scientific information. 

The Value of Diabetes Education

We have made it a priority to build a body of evidence that demonstrates the value of diabetes educators and DSME in enhancing a variety of outcomes - clinical, financial, utilization, behavioral and satisfaction.