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

OrdersHi everyone,I have a question about orders. My organization is in the process of transitioning from…
Ascorbic acid and accuracy of blood glucose monitoringAscorbic acid is listed as a interfering substance in the accuracy of monitoring blood glucose with …
MDPP enrollment tutorial webinar Jan 9th Register Today! Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP)Enrollment Tutorial Webinar January 9,…
Notification of hypoglycemia by labI know that some of you have been able to change the critical value for lab to call at your faciliti…
Patient HandoutDoes anyone have a patient friendly handout regarding the benefits of preventing heart disease when …
Glucometer accuracyDoes anyone know where to get current FDA requirements on home-use glucometer accuracy?Thanks,DebDeb…
Hearing screeningThere is also a new app for hearing screening that can be downloaded to a phone or IPad: www.hearscr…
Retinal Photo ScreeningDoes anyone use retinal photos that they send out to an Opthalmologist to read and return as a …
Diabetes Educators Collaborating with State Public Health PartnersYou may already be familiar with your state health department’s staff working on the CDC grant…
CDEs and Care Management CodesOur clinic offers a lot of phone support for patients, including dose adjustments, pump setting adju…
Giving Insulin within an hour of last POCWe have this as a Joint Commission Inpatient Diabetes Care Measure and am having difficulty getting …
Please Submit Self Nominations for COI Chair-ElectHello, everyone.  The new year is quickly approaching and we are looking for a fresh new leader…
Insulin drips on medsurg floorsHello Everyone      We currently use EndoTool in ICU, Cardiovascular unit, ED, and Pe…
OP policiesIs it necessary to have separate (or any) policies for curriculum, CQI, program advisory committee, …
CGMHi Everyone,For those of you using CGM, if you can please help with the following questions I would …
AADE special webinar on Dec 13th - future landscape of DSMESDear Diabetes Prevention COI subscribers… On December 13th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, Preside…
[External] List Digest, Dec 10, 2018Many years ago (i.e. the 1970’s) one of the methods used to determine insulin coverage for foo…
Dental and Podiatry slides or resourcesWould anyone like to share slides they have or resources they use to create slides on diabetes denta…

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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