CDE of the Year

Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are Australia’s ‘go to’ qualified healthcare specialists for people with diabetes. They are healthcare practitioners qualified to provide a personalised approach to diabetes education and care. They work with other healthcare practitioners and provide services to people with diabetes, empowering and assisting them in dealing with daily self-management. Recognition as a CDE is an assurance to you that these healthcare practitioners will provide high-quality diabetes education and expert advice to help people with diabetes do the hard work of staying well every day.

The CDE of the Year award program is designed to recognise and honour the outstanding achievement and contributions of CDEs in the provision of high-quality diabetes education to empower and demonstrate support for people affected by diabetes. This award program is run by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and financially supported by Eli Lilly.

Each state and territory will have a winner and from this group, a national winner will be selected to receive the prestigious ‘Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year’ title. State winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the national winner will receive $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to speak at the 2021 Australasian Diabetes Congress.

Eligibility for nominees

Nominees are the CDEs who are nominated by either their peers or people with diabetes and carers.

  1. A nominee must be currently practising as a CDE in Australia at least from the day of being nominated
  2. A nominee must be nominated in the ADEA branch they are a member of:
    • ADEA-ACT
    • ADEA-NSW
    • ADEA-NT
    • ADEA-QLD
    • ADEA-SA
    • ADEA-TAS
    • ADEA-VIC
    • ADEA-WA
  3. A nominee can be nominated more than once by different nominators
  4. A nominee cannot be a recipient of the ‘Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year’ award in previous years

Eligibility for nominators

Nominators are those who submit nominations of a CDE for the program.

  1. A nominator must submit a nomination as an individual
  2. A nominator can submit different nominations for different nominees
  3. Two nominations for the same nominee by the same nominator will be counted as one nomination
  4. Self-nominations will not be accepted
  5. Nominations will be accepted from people with diabetes, GPs, allied health practitioners and other CDEs

Important Dates

CDE of the Year Judging Panel

Nominations will be reviewed by the following members of the CDE of the Year Judging Panel:

Selection criteria

The Panel will give consideration to the following selection criteria when reviewing nominations:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in diabetes education
  2. Leadership and an inspirational role model for diabetes educators

Nominations are now closed.

Please direct all quries to ADEA National Office at inquiries@adea.com.au or (02) 6173 1000

CDE of the Year

Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are Australia’s ‘go to’ qualified healthcare specialists for people with diabetes. They are healthcare practitioners qualified to provide a personalised approach to diabetes education and care. They work with other healthcare practitioners and provide services to people with diabetes, empowering and assisting them in dealing with daily self-management. Recognition as a CDE is an assurance to you that these healthcare practitioners will provide high-quality diabetes education and expert advice to help people with diabetes do the hard work of staying well every day.

The CDE of the Year award program is designed to recognise and honour the outstanding achievement and contributions of CDEs in the provision of high-quality diabetes education to empower and demonstrate support for people affected by diabetes. This award program is run by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and financially supported by Eli Lilly.

Each state and territory will have a winner and from this group, a national winner will be selected to receive the prestigious ‘Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year’ title. State winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the national winner will receive $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to speak at the 2021 Australasian Diabetes Congress.

Eligibility for nominees

Nominees are the CDEs who are nominated by either their peers or people with diabetes and carers.

  1. A nominee must be currently practising as a CDE in Australia at least from the day of being nominated
  2. A nominee must be nominated in the ADEA branch they are a member of:
    • ADEA-ACT
    • ADEA-NSW
    • ADEA-NT
    • ADEA-QLD
    • ADEA-SA
    • ADEA-TAS
    • ADEA-VIC
    • ADEA-WA
  3. A nominee can be nominated more than once by different nominators
  4. A nominee cannot be a recipient of the ‘Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year’ award in previous years

Eligibility for nominators

Nominators are those who submit nominations of a CDE for the program.

  1. A nominator must submit a nomination as an individual
  2. A nominator can submit different nominations for different nominees
  3. Two nominations for the same nominee by the same nominator will be counted as one nomination
  4. Self-nominations will not be accepted
  5. Nominations will be accepted from people with diabetes, GPs, allied health practitioners and other CDEs

Important Dates

  • 2 March: Applications open via SurveyMonkey
  • 9 August, midnight: Applications close
  • October: Announcement of CDE of the Year in branches
  • 13 November: Announcement of Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year at ADC2020

CDE of the Year Judging Panel

Nominations will be reviewed by the following members of the CDE of the Year Judging Panel:

  • Jane Giles: former ADEA President
  • Stefanie Johnston: WA Branch Director from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Vy Le: Deputy CEO, ADEA
  • Giuliana Murfet: former ADEA President
  • Rachelle Ward: a consumer representative on the ADS Medical, Education and Scientific Council
  • Erica Wright: former ADEA President

Selection criteria

The Panel will give consideration to the following selection criteria when reviewing nominations:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in diabetes education
  2. Leadership and an inspirational role model for diabetes educators

Nominations are now closed.

Please direct all quries to ADEA National Office at inquiries@adea.com.au or (02) 6173 1000