American Association of Diabetes Educators


Organizational Information

200 W. Madison Street, Suite 800
IL 60603-1901 Chicago
Tel +1-800 3383633


Membership Information

Founded in 1973

13476 Members in 2013


48 employees and numerous volunteers

Member of IDF since 2011




Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. Collectively, our alliances, member practitioner networks, and academic partners uniquely position us at the locus of change for the future treatment of diabetes.  
Empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes education, management and support
Optimal health and wellness for all people with diabetes and related chronic conditions
To find a diabetes educator within the United States, go to


Main Focus

  • Invest in diabetes educators 
  • Advance diabetes population health 
  • Empower people with diabetes
  • Expand AADE’s capacity 


AADE is dedicated to providing professional develop opportunities for healthcare professionals. They include our Annual Meeting and Exhibition (held every August), Core Concepts Course (held in the Spring and Fall), regional and local meetings, and many online courses, webinars and webcasts and publications. We also offer practice documents to assist diabetes educators, research to investigate and advance diabetes education, advocacy to promote access to diabetes care, and patient education tools. The first full week in November is National Diabetes Education Week in the United States.  
Each year, AADE encourages it’s state and local groups to participate in World Diabetes Day activities, and we promote them on our social media sites.    

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Christina, Lucas and Robert represent American Association of Diabetes Educators in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

Download their latest annual report (2012)

AADE offers numerous publications, each of them open to AADE members:

The Diabetes Educator – Clinical journal

AADE in Practice – Practice journal

Efyi – Monthly newsletter


Message from the President

Ms Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE "AADE is proud to be a member of the International Diabetes Federation. As diabetes is a global disease we must reach beyond our individual country borders to share information, best practices, and solutions. We look forward to continuing to contribute to this valuable community."


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