Learn about "Project Vision" -- it impacts your future

AADE Project Vision ~~ Shaping the Future of Our Specialty

I had the privilege of attending the 2019 AADE Volunteer Leadership Forum in Chicago mid-January representing the Montana Coordinating Body (CB).  Ninety-six people attended the forum, including 65 diabetes educator leaders representing CBs and the Communities of Interest (COI).  It was a great couple of days to learn and network with each other.

Our keynote presentation addressed the changing healthcare landscape and; therefore, how to proactively position our profession to help lead the way.  For the past couple of years, our AADE board-of-directors has been working on developing a new vision with supporting strategies to help shape the future of our profession which ultimately helps those with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes. The board has worked with a professional consultant and many other stakeholders including AADE members,  AADE staff, providers, payers and people with diabetes and other partners to create: Project Vision ~  Shaping the Future of Our Specialty.

The new vision for the specialty and the six guiding strategies are listed below:

Vision:  To drive optimal outcomes through the integration of diabetes clinical management, education, prevention and support.


  • Driving the integration of diabetes clinical management, self-management education, prevention and support
  • The optimization of diabetes care delivery for the quadruple aim
  • Leveraging technology-driven diabetes care, education and support
  • The promotion and integration of behavioral health
  • The integration of cardio-metabolic and related conditions
  • Advocating for equity to person-centered care

To learn more details about Project Vision -- take 30 minutes and listen to our AADE President, Karen Kemmis and Immediate Past President, Donna Ryan at: 



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