Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators

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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
    as central to diabetes care, and will advance lifestyle management for prevention of diabetes.

  • Education. GSADE will serve as a leader in education of its members,
    the broader healthcare community, and the community at large.

  • Advocacy. GSADE will advocate for public policy to improve the nationís health.

  • Organizational Excellence. GSADE will continue to develop an effective and efficient organization.

  • 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.



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