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AADE Pathway

Getting Accredited in DSME through the AADE Pathway

 

What is AADE?

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. The mission of AADE is to empower diabetes educators to expand the horizons of innovative education, management and support.

 

What are the advantages to AADE?

As the only organization dedicated solely to diabetes education, AADE has the expertise and resources required to support DSMT programs. Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) includes program flexibility, multi-site accreditation, a simple fee structure and a stop-start online application with the ability to upload your supporting documents. DEAP not only supports sites in traditional settings, but has significantly expanded program options for diabetes care professionals by offering improved support for community-based settings such as physician offices, pharmacies, churches, and community centers.

 

How to Apply:

Step 1:Get Ready!
  • How to get started:  Applying for Accreditation
  • Work to obtain within the last year 15 credits of CE on diabetes related topics.  (unless already a Certified Diabetes Educator - CDE)
  • Available CE programs
    ○ PPA
    ADA
  • Develop your curriculum to cover seven self-care behaviors
  • Register on the AADE website and review the Application Packet
  • Download and save to use for reference the Application Checklist!
         

        ○ Application Fees 

 

The following Standards have specific templates which are very useful in the development of your program.  In fact, you are strongly encouraged to use and follow these carefully to ensure your program is accepted.


Standard 1 - Mission Statement/Goals, Organizational Chart/Structure, Policies, and Job Descriptions


Standard 2 - Advisory Group


Standard 3 - Target Population


Standard 5 - Sample Mechanism to Ensure Patient's Needs are Met


Standard 7 - Individual Assessment, Education Plan


Standard 7 - Example Initial Patient Self-Assessment


Standard 7 - Checklist for De-Identified Patient Chart


Standard 8 - Follow-up Plan


Standard 8 - Example Follow-Up Plan for Adults


Standard 8 - Example Personalized Plan for Ongoing Diabetes Self Care


Standard 8 - Example of Ongoing Self-Management Support


Standard 9 - Goal Sheet


Standard 9 - SMART Goal Sheet


Standard 10 - Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Plan


Standard 10 - Second Example, CQI Plan


 
Step 2:

Enroll patients in program and track outcomes
● One patient must complete the program through follow up to apply

 

Step 3:

Submit application to AADE

 

Step 4:

Within 2-6 weeks AADE will contact you to set up a phone interview or site audit

 

Step 5:

Obtain Medicare reimbursement
● See AADE DSMT Reimbursement tips


Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) FAQs

 


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