December Issue
American Association of Diabetes Educators


We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives....
not looking for flaws, but for potential!   - Ellen Goodman




In 2013, in partnership with CDC's National DPP, AADE contracted with 30 accredited DSME programs in 14 states to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The more than 75 lifestyle coaches that were trained have reached over 840 individuals identified with prediabetes and engaged them in the DPP. All AADE DPP sites are pending DPRP recognition and are working towards becoming fully recognized programs by CDC before the end of 2015. All sites have completed the first 16-week core phase of the DPP with at least one cohort and most sites having multiple cohorts in the post-core phase. Sites are seeing their DPP participants transform as they are understanding and adapting these new healthy lifestyle change behaviors.

Within the first year, AADE has contracted with a reimbursement specialist to work directly with AADE DPP sites, other National DPP grantees, and members of the community to obtain reimbursement for the DPP from employers and insurers; making DPP a reimbursable benefit is one of the overarching goals the partnership with CDC. Most sites have been in conversation with local employers and third party payers to make the evidence based Diabetes Prevention Program part of the local covered benefits. All of these efforts work towards decreasing the incidence of diabetes across the nation. With positive feedback from DPP participants and the legislative clout of the Accountable Care Act, the demand for DPP will continue to grow in 2014. We estimate that our sites will continue to provide DPP and make use of resources from AADE through trainings and consultants. Over the course of 2013, CDC engaged in an extensive effort to rebrand its DPP for better connection with the public. And so, as 2013 drew to a close, CDC shared its new name - Prevent T2! In addition to the resources that AADE is able to provide, we hope that sites will take advantage of the broad range of marketing materials that CDC has made available using the Prevent T2 brand.

We very much look forward in 2014 to hearing about and learning from the success stories of sites that are able to enroll participants without grant funding because they will be enrolling cohorts whose employers or insurers provide coverage for participation in the Prevent T2 program.

In 2014, AADE will present at our Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida about the stellar success of our programs in the context of overall national effort for diabetes prevention. Please view AADE's DPP website for continual updates regarding the program or email with any question or ideas you may have.






With a gusto of enthusiasm for the National DPP and its successes, Kim Bayes, RN, BSN of King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), speaks about the program and its participants. "I've been in various roles as a nurse over the last 28 years including education and bedside nursing. Being a Lifestyle Coach has been the most enjoyable and rewarding role yet! I love watching them when they have a success and develop confidence as they make healthy choices." It is no twist of fate that with both a passion for care and a solid educational background, both Kim and Melanie Fleming, RD, LD have seen significant success in participants.

KDMC is located in Ashland, Kentucky and currently running three cohorts each in a unique location - sessions for one are in a local church, another at a work site, and the third is on the campus of KDMC itself. As this DPP became available at KDMC, Kim and Melanie met with area providers at quarterly primary provider meetings and visits at family care centers to raise awareness of the program and to recruit participants. Press releases, ads in local newspapers and radio interviews to promote the DPP reached the greatest number of interested participants. National DPP articles posted on KDMC intranet page, Team Talk and KDMC's Facebook page included in the market outreach strategy. Kim and Melanie think that their attendance at health screenings and "word of mouth" also contributed to their great success as more and more participants continue to enroll in the program!

DPP at KDMC provides options, comfort and a sense of guidance for its participants. It is inevitable that everyone will encounter barriers or road blocks during their journey of life. Holidays, stresses, lack of time, work, and other life events are all hurdles faced with while attempting to maintain a healthy lifestyle. KDMC takes this into consideration and the coaches facilitate their sessions based on participants concerns. For instance, many individuals enrolled at KDMC have encountered limitations in the physical activities they can perform due to a number of health reasons. The DPP Lifestyle Coaches brought in a fitness trainer from the local YMCA as a guest speaker, whom presented "seated" exercises and low impact exercises using stretch bands, water bottles, light weights, and small balls. The classes then ended with meditation and relaxation tips! Those present learned that they were able to exercise for 30 minutes in one session and gathered ideas about how to engage in activities outside the fitness center.

The sessions presented at KDMC highlight everyday situations in unique and interesting ways. Behavioral Specialist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Lisa Huff, LCSW, presented on stress management, which included overcoming emotional eating during Session 15, "You Can Manage Stress". "The participants LOVED her," stated Kim. "The feedback for the groups has been fantastic."

Other sessions have included cooking demonstration prior to Thanksgiving with lifestyle coach and registered dietician, Melanie Fleming, demonstrating how to make a healthy alternative to traditional pumpkin pie using tofu. Prior to that the first cohort of participants at KDMC cooked and shared healthy dessert/finger food alternatives for holiday parties.

One planned upcoming group activity is a visit to the local YMCA for a tour of the facility. The KDMC DPP has partnered with the local YMCA in Ashland to provide FREE memberships, so members of each cohort are able to participate in fitness classes including aqua aerobics during the 16 weeks of core sessions. In addition, those that have attended the core phase of the program are eligible to win prizes at the end of the 16-weeks. These include a full year membership at a local gym ($150 value), a George Foreman grill, and exercise equipment (small balance ball, stretch bands, yoga for beginner's video, and hand weights)!

When asked what has made the difference for these participants at KDMC, one participant answered "The difference in success is having a lifestyle change coach to hold us accountable!"

Another participant indicated that the DPP was an emotional support. Remarking after the first 16 sessions that, "This has changed my life...I succeeded because of your support!"













Prior to beginning NDPP                                         Post-Core Phase of NDPP: Completing his first 5K Run







  • 1 12-14 pound turkey
  • 1 tablespoon snipped rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon snipped sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or ˝ teaspoon regular salt
  • ˝ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 small onions, quartered (12 oz total)
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, trimmed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, fresh sage leaves, pomegranate wedges, tiny apples or pears, and/or kumquats (optional)


NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: Calories: 229, Protein: 38 gm, Total Fat: 7 gm

(Saturated Fat: 2 gm), Cholesterol: 137 mg, Sodium: 155 mg


DIABETIC EXCHANGES: Very Lean Meat [d.e]: 5, Fat [d.e]: 1


Used with permission from Diabetic Living® magazine. ©2007 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. For more diabetes friendly recipes, visit






 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove neck and giblets from turkey reserving neck bone. Rinse the inside of the turkey; pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, stir together snipped or dried rosemary, thyme, snipped or dried sage, salt, and pepper. Season inside of body cavity with half of the herb mixture. Pull neck skin to the back; fasten with a skewer. Tuck the ends of the drumsticks under the band of skin across the tail. If there is no band of skin, tie the drumsticks securely to the tail with 100 percent cotton kitchen string. Twist wing tips under the back.

 2. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Arrange onions, carrots, celery, and neck bone around turkey in roasting pa. Pour the water into the pan. Brush turkey with oil. Sprinkle turkey with remaining herb mixture. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into the center of an inside thigh muscle; the thermometer should not touch bone. Cover turkey loosely with foil.  

 3. Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Roast for 2 ˝ to 3 hours more or until the thermometer registers 180°F. About 45 minutes before end of roasting, remove foil and cut bank of skin or string between drumsticks so thighs cook evenly. When turkey is done, the juices should run clear and the drumsticks should move easily in their sockets.

4. Remove turkey from oven. Transfer to a serving platter (reserve mixture in pan for gravy). Cover, let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. If desired, garnish platter with rosemary sprigs, sage leaves, pomegranate wedges, tiny apples or pears, and/or kumquats. Makes 24 (about 4-ounce) servings. 





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National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to bring to communities evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes.



About the AADE: 

Founded in 1973, AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education.  With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and others, AADE has a far reaching network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of diabetes patients. To learn more go to:




Be sure to continually look for updates regarding the National Diabetes Prevention Program on both the AADE and CDC websites:


AADE DPP Website:


  CDC Website:



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This newsletter was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number 1U58DP004519-01 from The Centers for Diabetes Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of AADE and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Do you need more staff to be trained as Lifestyle Coaches?


AADE will be offering a regional lifestyle coach training in Lexington, Kentucky. The training date is scheduled for February 5-6, 2014.

 If you are interested please email:













AADE Education has just launched a new annual subscription program for group registrations to our entire 2014 webinar series. Group registrations have always been popular, allowing multiple participants to earn CE for a single low price, limited only by the number of viewers that can share the same computer connection of phone line.


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AADE extends your professional development opportunities through greater access to AADE-produced live webinars. For as low as $2,000 per year, your entire team can attend all AADE live webinars January 1, 2014 through December 2014. Pricing is $2,000 for members and $2,500 for non-members. 


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