Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators (TADE) was founded in March of 1996. Professor Juei-Hsiang Lin served as the 1st president and is the Honorary President at present. Membersinclude physicians, registered nurses, registered dieticians, registered pharmacists, social workers and other professions.
The goals of the Association are to enhance updated knowledge, build up necessary skills, and integrate with other healthcare professionals to provide the best diabetes care possible. In addition, with the cooperation of other professional associations to promote health educator and courses review system, TADE intends to improve diabetes control effect of patients and decrease the occurrence of complications so that the social cost can be retrenched, and patient’s and the family’s quality of life can be improved.
TADE conducts various educational courses, examinations and CDE internship regularly. TADE also assists various hospitals and clinics to establish diabetes health care institutions, and continue to implement the appraisal of project by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan.
- To develop and organize education materials, training activities, recognition program for diabetes educators and accreditation of diabetes teams
- To facilitate and ensure the development of related resources for general and specific needs of diabetes care
- To improve the general outcome of diabetes patients and decrease the social-economic burden from diabetes