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

Nursing Staff educationI'm an diabetes educator in a critical access hospital and have done hospital nursing staff diabetes…
GDM education follow-upCan anyone share what items you assess when you do your post-program follow-up for patient…
A Plant-Based ThanksgivingHi Everyone, Here's to everyone having a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving. Here is a motivating p…
DPP ProposalWould anyone be willing to share a DPP proposal they have put together? We are a small (600 employee…
FPG or A1C as Diagnostic Tool? Take a Look at Your Patient’s GenesHere is a quick educational piece for this short work week to keep you all thinking.   Whe…
Insurance QuestionI just met with a patient who clearly needs to consider insulin. Her latest A1c was 10 and she has h…
Online Diabetes EducationHello educators! I am a pharmacist who has facilitated AADE-accredited diabetes education in the com…
What are you thankful for?This is the time of the year to consider our blessings. What are you thankful for? On a professional…
Group visits / Shared VisitsHas anyone done shared visits with the Endocrinologist where you’re in the room during the ent…
practice documentI'm working on the practice document for AADE on the role of the diabetes educator with CGMs.  …
need a resourceDoes anyone know of a handout that exists re: dental disease, nutrition and diabetes? I'm working w/…
FCHC connectionsIf there is anyone in the group that has successfully applied for and received DSMT accreditation th…
Medicare and ACO patientsHas anyone heard of Medicare having a benchmark of patients with diabetes receiving education? I hav…
Fwd: Seasoned CDEs recertification----- Forwarded Message -----From: "Sheryl Traficano" <>To: "…
eClinical works for AADE accredited programI work at a rural FQHC as a diabetes educator and we're switching our EMR to eClinical Works 10. I s…
List Digest, Nov 15, 2017There are two ways an RD may adjust insulin:1. A patient specific order from an MD (e.g, star…
Hypoglycemia treatment with patient preference?????Our inpatient hypoglycemia treatment orders have always had 4 choices for patients who can swallow a…
Blog on Innovative Solution to Food Insecurity just postedDiabetes Educators are familiar with hunger as a health issue. We often hear of families who have to…

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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