For health professionals
The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) is the peak Australian association for health care professionals providing services for people with or at risk of diabetes, their families and carers. The ADEA actively promotes evidenced-based best practice diabetes education and care to ensure optimal health and well being for all people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes.
The ADEA sets standards and develops guidelines for the practice of diabetes education and manages the professional development program supporting its credentialling of diabetes educators. Diabetes education is a specialty field of health care practice and Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are the appropriately the qualified providers of diabetes education.
The ADEA recognises the importance of supporting and providing quality information about diabetes education and care to all health care professionals. This section of the website contains information about a variety of topics related to diabetes education and care such as guidelines and standards of diabetes education, referrals to CDEs and to specialist diabetes care through the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) member organisations.