The 2017 WADE Annual Conference will provide ample opportunity for inspiration and learning through various activities.  We have planned general sessions, break-out sessions, preconference workshops, networking events, vendor exhibits, and plenty of fun.  Our speakers are experts in their field, and will leave you with many new skills and strategies to add to your toolbox. 

Overall learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the conference, the participant should be able to:

1. Apply knowledge and skills gained by attending presentations, networking with peers, and learning about new products and services from vendor exhibits, to further improve the level of one's practice and career.
2.  Enhance interactions and communication in diabetes self-management through better understanding of the cognitive and emotional side of diabetes.

3.  Describe available treatments for diabetes in the areas of eye disease, erectile dysfunction, disordered eating, pre-diabetes and diabetes in older adults.
4.  Identify new modalities in the management of diabetes involving exercise, plant-based nutrition, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, cognitive behavior therapy, the microbiome, and humor. 

Target audience:

Diabetes educators, registered dietitians, registered nurses,  pharmacists,  physical therapists, exercise physiologists, other health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes.

Continuing education credit hours:   (this will be updated in March when AADE has processed our application for this conference)

Link to Evaluations & CEU Certificates    

Link will be activated after the conference begins


American 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 x.x contact hours of continuing education credit.

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

AADE is an Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider, #366. AADE awards this program x.x contact hours or .xx CEUs (1 contact hour = 50 minutes, or 0.1 CEUs). This certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years.

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

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 x.x 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.

To qualify for CE credit:

You must sign in at the conference each day.

Pharmacists:  You must provide your date of birth and NABP ePID number on the sign-in sheet
Nurses and Dietitians: please have your license or registration number easily available for the sign-in sheet.

 After the conference, we will post a link on this page and on to get to the evaluation for each day you attended.   You must complete the online evaluation for each day of the conference.  Upon completion there will be a link to downloadable  CEU certificates.

Evaluations and downloads of the certificate should be completed within 3 weeks of the end of the conference. 


WORKSHOP A: Basics of Insulin Pumps

after completing this educational activity, you will be able to achieve the following objectives: 1) Discuss theory of pumps; 2) Discuss history of pumps; 3) Describe benefits of pump therapy; 4) Identify patients for pump therapy; 5) Explain clinical bias in pump selection; 6) Describe paperwork requirements for pump starts; 7) Explain process for transition fro MDI to pump; 7) Describe over view of pump downloads; 8) Identify pump/CGM combos; 9) Describe stand alone CGM.

WORKSHOP B: Pre-Diabetes

Part 1: after completing this educational activity, you will be able to achieve the following objectives: 1) Apply screening for pre-diabetes in clinical practice; 2) Apply diabetes prevention program.

Part 2: after completing this educational activity, you will be able to achieve the following objectives: 1) Explain the components of a recognized MDPP program; 2) Identify the timeframe for application and submission of data for an MDPP recognized program; 3) Discuss the CMS proposed billing structure for reimbursement; 4) Discuss setting up a referral process in the primary care setting.


After completing this educational activity, you will be able to achieve the following objectives:

1.  Understand problem solving and coping-physical, mental, emotional-with the
challenges of type one diabetes
2.  List 5 stages of emotional adjustments to diabetes.
3.  Describe the 3 components (A-G-C's) of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
4.  Describe the "four-pronged" approach to diabetes care.
5.  Explain the role of plant-based nutrition in type 2 diabetes.
6.  Prescribe plant-based diets for patients with renal compromise.
7.  Prescribe plant-based diets for patients on insulin.
8.  Define the terms microbiota and microbiome, and be able to cite 3 areas of health and disease that the microbiome is associated.
9.  Describe characteristics of a healthy microbiome.
10. Verbalize the association between the variety and balance in the microbiome with chronic disease conditions.
11. Verbalize dietary patterns that both positively and negatively affect the microbiome.
12. Verbalize the effect of sleep on the microbiome.
13. Verbalize interactions between medications and the microbiome.
14. Understand the benefits of exercise in T1D.
15. Differentiate the physiological differences and glycemic effects of different forms of exercise.
16. Review evidence for glucose management strategies around exercise.
17. Develop awareness of automated insulin delivery studies in exercise with T1D.
18. Define Psychological Insulin Resistance (PIR).
19. List 2 psychological barriers among health care providers affecting their resistance to initiate insulin therapy for their patients.
20. List 4 psychological barriers among patients with type 2 diabetes affecting their resistance to utilize insulin therapy.
21. List 5 intervention strategies to overcome psychological insulin resistance.

22.  Describe the unique characteristics of older adults with diabetes.
23.  List 2 key considerations for individualizing treatment of diabetes in older adults.
24.  Suggest and discuss diabetes management considerations unique to older adults.


After completing this educational activity, you will be able to achieve the following objectives:

1.  Explain changes in the 2017 Diabetes Standards.
2.  Describe new medications, their purpose, use, side effects, and outcomes thus far.
3.  Discuss future drug therapies in the pipeline.
4.  Identify new medical devices and products for diabetes management.
5.  Identify current and future tools to help educate patients with diabetes.
6.  Discuss the future of diabetes education.
7.  Learn about multiple ocular manifestations of diabetes and their association with other co-morbidities through a series of case presentations.
8.  Learn the latest evidence-based recommendations for treatment and management of diabetic eye disease
9.  Learn specific strategies for intelligent collaboration and coordination of care amongst eye doctose, primary care providers, endocrinologists and diabetes educators.
10 Describe the epidemiology of ED in men with diabetes.
11. Describe the pathophysiology of ED in men with diabetes.
12. Describe the pathophysiology of ED in men with diabetes.
13. Describe the evaluation of ED in men with diabetes.
14. Describe the treatment options for ED
15. Acquire knowledge to assess probable causes of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in the insulin pump individual.
16. Develop enhanced skills for managing patients on insulin pumps.
17. Acquire knowledge of various programs available to download insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
18. Learn the diagnostic criteria and symptoms of binge eating disorder.
19. Learn how binge eating disorder is different from compulsive overeating and bulimia nervosa.
20. Learn about co-existing psychiatric and substance use disorders in binge eating disorder.
21. Learn about the psychiatric treatment modalities for binge eating disorder.
22. Recognize the association between binge eating disorder and diabetes.
23. Learn the key concepts for the nutrition treatment of binge eating disorder and diabetes.
24. Learn about medications for the treatment of binge eating disorder.