Communities of Interest (COIs)

Communities of Interest

COIs facilitate the professional development and collaboration of AADE members with common interest in specialized areas and functions of diabetes self-management education and training. The community does not deliver “products,” but rather is focused on knowledge management.

Latest Discussions in COIs

Burmese Patient EducationI have a Burmese patient who has diabetes, needs a CABG, and will be transferred to another hos…
Looking for feedback - what problems have you had implementing downloading software in Clinic / Hospital settings? I'm curious as to the types of scenarios you may have run into implementing a downloading software (…
give away pump/ CGM adhesive stickers to CDE's doing summer camps  A young friend, Meghan, is trying to give away pump/ CGM adhesive stickers to CDE's doing sum…
Estimation of personnel resources for DPPFor anyone who is currently involved in managing a Diabetes Prevention Program, what would be a reas…
Molly's blog on low carbHello - I am interested in seeing the blog above but it is no longer available on linked in. Is ther…
Diabetes Education documentationI am seeking ways to become more efficient and have the ability to spent more time with patient…
This is about the time when I found out that saying "low carb community" is like shouting "fire" in a public theater...     There are few things as controversial as carbohydrates - if you're not sure, please re…
Glucose Control after Heart SurgeryI am wondering how everyone is doing with the Society of Thoracic Surgeon Database metric to keep BG <…
0300 FSBG checkIs anyone routinely doing 0300 FSBG monitoring?  We recently changed our default FSBG frequency…
National Volunteer Month!April is National Volunteer Month!   I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your participa…
Roche warns on bolus advisor issues with Accu-Check Connect app   Roche (PIN…
Hypoglycemic PREVENTION policyI am on a committee tasked with creating a hypoglycemic PREVENTION policy for ou…
New Blog Post: Healing and wearing real pants (they are related- I promise)I have been putting off this blog post like I’ve been putting off trying on my pre-pregnancy j…
BG testing in the EDHi all, Do any of your facilities have policies in place for mandatory BG testing for all children w…
Who is going to the Public Policy meeting in ChicagoHealth care coverage may be changing soon....Will you have a voice? Are you going to the AADE public…
AADE member experience with Worksite Diabetes ManagementAs a public health COI, one of the things we are concerned with is that all people have access to di…
Follow-up DSME I have always had the understanding that when a patient completes their initial DSME training within…
Alexa Diabetes Challenge sponsored by MerckThe Challenge calls on innovators to create Alexa voice-enabled solutions to improve the lives of t…

Advanced Practice


Information sharing and networking opportunities for professionals working in or concerned with advanced practice issues.

Complications & Care


Information sharing for professionals interested in diabetes-related health complications/promoting health using principles of complementary medicine.

Cultural Diversity


Improving the quality of life for diverse cultural populations living with diabetes by increasing cultural awareness & offering guidance to members who provide diabetes care to diverse populations.

Diabetes Educators in Industry


Provides a place for information sharing in order to bridge the gap in the perceptions and realities of the role of diabetes educators in industry positions.

Diabetes Prevention


Connects diabetes educators who provide prevention services and those who are interested in learning about how to implement such services.

Diabetes Technology


A place to discuss and learn about technological advances in diabetes.



Ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to all components of diabetes education and to offer guidance to healthcare professionals who provide care to people with disabilities.

Home Health Care


Provides a forum and networking opportunities for members to exchange ideas pertaining to the ongoing development and changes within the home health setting.

Inpatient Management


Provides a forum for members to share and exchange ideas pertaining to the ongoing development and changes within the hospital setting.

Office & Clinic Based


Provides a forum and networking opportunities for members working in a physician's office or clinic.

Pediatric & Camp Educator


Offers information sharing and networking opportunities for professionals working with pediatric patients, and those working in diabetes camps.



Provides discussion pertaining to the ongoing development in a pharmacy-type environments: community, hospital, long-term care, consultant, faculty, and specialty practice clinic.

Physical Activity


Offers information sharing for members interested in promoting physical activity’s function in prevention, and as a treatment of choice within diabetes education.

Plant Based Nutrition


A resource for diabetes educators wanting to learn about this therapeutic diet and implement it into their practice.

Post Career


Offers information sharing and networking opportunities to members who are retired or soon to be retired.

Pregnancy / Reproductive Health


Offers information sharing and networking opportunities for professionals interested in gestational diabetes and related health issues.

Public Health


Offers networking opportunities for members working in or affiliated with the public health setting.

Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense


Provides networking opportunities for members working in or affiliated with these two federal agencies.


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