Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators
(GSADE) is a multi-disciplinary
professional membership organization. It is dedicated to advancing the practice of
diabetes self-management training and care as integral components of health care
for persons with diabetes, and lifestyle management for the prevention of
diabetes. Diabetes self-management training, also called diabetes education, gives
patients the knowledge and skills training to be able to effectively manage
diabetes on a daily basis. Through a collaborative process, diabetes
educators help their patients identify barriers, facilitate problem solving and
develop coping strategies.
With a singular focus, GSADE assists its members and the larger healthcare
community in treating people with diabetes and those who are at risk of
developing diabetes. This is accomplished with a dynamic organizational
structure and a strong mission and goals:
Recognition. GSADE will advance diabetes self-management training
to diabetes care, and will advance lifestyle management for prevention of
Education. GSADE will serve as a leader in education of its members,
broader healthcare community, and the community at large.
Advocacy. GSADE will advocate for public policy to improve the nationís
Organizational Excellence. GSADE will continue to develop an effective and
Membership. GSADE will develop a diverse membership that will enhance and
promote the benefits of diabetes self-management training and prevention through
the team approach.
Research. GSADE will promote research in diabetes self-management training
and behavior change.