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WADE Conference Registration is Open

                              Washington Association of Diabetes Educators 

                                        Main Conference - April 21 & 22

                                             Pre-Conference - April 20

                             Click here for more Information and to Register

WADE 2017 Conference - Save the Date Announcement

The 2017 Annual WADE conference, hosted by the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators, is coming soon!  You won't want to miss this year's line up of great speakers and presentations, designed to give diabetes professionals the information and tools needed in this rapidly changing landscape.  

Conference Dates:  April 21-22

Pre-conference:  April 20 

Location:  Tulalip Resort Casino,  Tulalip, Washington

Please see the attached flyer for more information


WADE Update

New Job postings click here


WADE Conference 2016

Be inspired by great speakers, network with colleagues and vendors at the 

2016 WADE Annual Educational Conference 

 "Explore the Course, Discover the Source"  

in Spokane, Washington, on April 15th & 16th

 More Information          Agenda          Register Now (early bird pricing before 3/11) 
 Pre-Conference Event on April 14, 2016 ’Advanced Motivational Interviewing’ again led by Dr. Marc Steinberg, from noon until 6 pm. 
Location the Hotel RL Spokane, also known as Red Lion Hotel at the Park  
Take part in the Annual Silent Auction & Raffle; dine at local restaurants with friends; run, walk or bike the 37 miles-long Centennial Trail; take advantage of the local breweries; and bring your family for an Inland Empire Adventure at this year's conference in Spokane, Washington. 
Hope to see you there!!! 
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WADE Annual Meeting Save the Date 4/14-4/16

2016 WADE Annual Conference - SAVE THE DATE April 14 -16!

Pack your backpack, load your bike and join us April 15 & 16 for the 2016 WADE Annual Conference "Explore the Course, Discover the Source".  Preconference events on April 14, 2016. 

A wonderful experience awaits you at the 2016 WADE Annual Conference - here are a few of the fun activities that will be available:

  • Attend sessions that offer the latest information in diabetes therapies
  • Be inspired by great speakers
  • Participate in networking opportunities with friends and colleagues
  • Participate in the Advance Motivational Interviewing Workshop
  • Attend the Annual Awards Luncheon
  • Take Part in the Annual Silent Auction & Raffle
  • Be in the drawing for great prizes
  • Dine at local restaurants with friends
  • Bring your bike and ride the 37 mile long Centennial Trail
  • Take advantage of the local breweries
  • Bring your family for an Inland Empire Adventure

Sample of topics for the 2016 conference:

  • Pre-Conference - Advanced Motivational Interviewing Workshop with Marc Steinberg, MD, the co-author of the recently published, Motivational Interviewing in Diabetes Care
  • The ABC's of Diabetes Care in the Primary Care Setting
  • Diabetes and Exercise
  • Medication Updates
  • Diabetes and Tuberculosis
  • Diabetes in Pediatrics
  • Gut Microbiome & Diabetes
  • The State of Diabetes in Washington
    ...plus many more

More information to come! Check the WADE AADE webpage in January for updates and details on registration.

WADE Conference 2016 and Employment Oppotunities

Save the Date!
The Annual WADE conference
When: April 14-16, 2016
Where:  Hotel RL, formerly the Red Lion on the Spokane River
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, Washington 99201

    Set in downtown Spokane on the banks of the Spokane River, this modern resort is a 3-minute walk from Gonzaga University and 11 minutes from Riverfront Park. This hotel offers a range of guest rooms and suites, most with stunning city views overlooking downtown Spokane, Riverside Park or the Spokane River. Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi, free parking, an indoor or outdoor pool or get a workout at their state of the art Fitness Zone. Just outside you will find shopping, dining and outdoor activities. Transportation is offered free to any destination within a 2-mile radius as well as to the Spokane International Airport.

Registration coming soon!

Here is a sample of our outstanding speakers scheduled to present:

Eden Miller DO
Dr. Eden Miller was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. Dr. Miller graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri in 1997. In 2001, she completed her residency at Eastmoreland Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Eden was a board member of the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Board of Oregon and past vice-president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of Oregon. Her practice is family oriented with a subspecialty in diabetes care. “I focus on diabetes because in medical school I contracted the disease and I am determined to teach patients how to become experts on their own disease.” Eden is also a national lecturer for diabetes treatment and prevention.

Marc Steinburg MD
Co-Author of the recently published book, Motivational Interviewing in Diabetes Care, Dr. Steinburg is a physician who has worked extensively with people who have diabetes and are struggling with diabetes self-care.  He offers motivational interviewing trainings to healthcare organizations and also works with small groups who want to learn MI.  Dr. Steinburg will be providing a pre-conference workshop on Motivational Interviewing.

Quinn Nystrom
For the past 18 years, Quinn Nystrom has shared her story of living with Type-1 diabetes to audiences across the country. As the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association she spent a year traveling across the country to diabetes camps, convention halls, the White House, corporate offices and the United States Congress. Her message is simple: We must find a cure for diabetes and provide support and care for the millions of people living with the disease.

Updates made to Employment, Volunteer and Educational Opportunities see: http://wadepage.org/node/29

Annual Meeting Updates

Handouts -- a majority of handouts for the annual meeting have been posted. Please see: http://wadepage.org/node/747 . The handouts are added as they are submitted and will be available to all.  WADE is continuing its policy of providing handouts of this conference and past conferences everyone, no password or attendance is required.

Find out more:

We need your contributions to make this auction a fun event and a great success!  There are many, many ways to help either with an item or by soliciting contributions.

2014 contributions were fantastic with a variety of merchandise.   Some examples and ideas for this year are listed here: http://www.myaadenetwork.org/p/cm/ld/&fid=2535 .  Please think outside the box and use your creativity to help make 2015’s auction exciting and successful.  Many of you have talents, hobbies and skills that you have shared with WADE in the past and we are looking forward to your contribution this year. 

All the money raised by this event with go to benefit the Karen Shultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund.  These funds are used to bring national speakers for our WADE Annual Conferences.

 To donate an item for the auction:   If you need help in getting your contribution(s) to the meeting we can help you.  Just indicate that need on the Donation Form (can be accessed here:  http://www.myaadenetwork.org/p/cm/ld/&fid=2535).

WADE Meeting Education opportunities


I. Register to get trained on the US Diabetes Conversation Map Tools through the MERCK Journey for Control program. This is the only training in our area for a long time. Each particpant will recieve complimentary set of Conversation Map tools. Converation Maps are approved curriculum for ADA and AADE Recognition Programs. Be trained! Be marketable! Be a facillitator AND educator!

Thursday March 19th 6-9pm. Dinner will be provided

Redmond Town Center Marriott 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052

REGISTER: journeyforcontrol.com

If you are already certified and trained on Conversation Maps and are ready to take your learning to a higher level, consider learning more about OmniPod insulin pumps

II. You are cordially invited to attend a clinical program featuring Jen Block, FNP, NP-C, RN, CDE, Stanford University. "Strategies for helping MDI patients improve clinical and quality of life outcomes with the OmniPod Insulin Pump"

Thursday March 19th 2015 6:30pm

Pearl Restaurant 700 Bellevue Way NE, #50 Bellevue, WA

Space is limited so please RSVP to Eric Darcy at edarcy@insulet.com

Karen Shultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund

The 2015 Annual WADE Silent Auction/Raffle Benefits the Karen Shultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund

WADE  auctions have  been such a great success.  Let’s continue the tradition this year during the annual meeting.  You can help make this happen by contributing to the fun.  There are many ways to help either with an item or by soliciting contributions.

2014 contributions were fantastic with a variety of merchandise.  Thanks very much to those who contributed items. Some examples and ideas for this year are listed below.  Please think outside the box and use your creativity to help make 2015’s auction exciting and successful.  Many of you have talents, hobbies and skills that you have shared with WADE in the past and we are looking forward to your contribution this year.  It is great to see your talents shine for this wonderful memorial to Karen.  

It is a good time to shop for those special gifts that may never be found in a store.  Consider donating that recent gift that you already have!  All of the proceeds will be applied to the Karen Shultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund.  The funds are used to bring well known keynote speakers for WADE's annual conferences.


Here are a few ideas for contributions:

Electronics:   Items such as I-pods, electronic readers, and cameras are very successful.

Arts & Crafts, Hobbies:  Jewelry, wood project, sewing project, knitted item, or other items that you are willing to share.

Theme Baskets:  Such as a wine or newborn basket or a wedding anniversary basket with a romantic weekend get away.  Possibly a hotel would donate a nights stay, and a restaurant the dinner in exchange for the advertisement and exposure of their business.

Special Services:  Ideas would be a spa treatment or new hairstyle to extend to potential new customers.

Vacation Destinations: Do you or someone you know have a vacation home, condo or time-share?   Please consider donating accommodations.

Gift Cards:  Do you have a gift card for a national chain restaurant, bookstore, clothing store, etc. that you don’t think you’ll use?  Or just buy a gift card to donate!

Vendors:  Sales people are often good sources of event tickets – sports, music, and theater.  They occasionally have access to incentive gifts and other items that they might be willing to donate, you just have to ask.

Diabetes Education Resources:   Many of you have developed tools for diabetes education. Here’s an opportunity to promote yourself, while supporting WADE.

To donate an item for the auction:   Complete the Donation Form on the WADE website (WADEpage.org ) and  e-mail  it to  or send to Chris Pelto by regular mail (her address is on the form). If you need help in getting your contribution(s) to the meeting we can help you.  Just indicate that need on the Donation Form.

Questions? email Chris Pelto

All proceeds will benefit the Karen Shultz-Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund & are tax deductable.

.About the Fund: Karen Goldstein was a long time member of WADE and friend and colleague of many diabetes educators throughout Washington.  She passed away in 2009. WADE honors Karen’s dedication to diabetes education each year by supporting her memorial lecture fund.  The fund is part of the AADE Foundation, but WADE has access to the fund at any time.

Exciting CE event only $60 WADE needs your help!

This is an educational opportunity for healthcare professionals who are not CDE's and who want to learn more about diabetes/diabetes management. Attendees will earn 5 – 6 CEU’s, (CEU’s still in application process). Program cost is only $60, thanks to our committed team of speakers who are leading the workshop.

Click here for a PDF file for easy printing. Please print the flyer and distribute and/or post.

Thank you for helping to get the word out!

For any questions please contact Jennifer Newell at 253-520-3203

Diabetes Workshop: Building Essential Skills. An interactive learning experience for healthcare professionals
Thursday March 19, 2015
8:00 am - 3:30 pm   (sign-in and breakfast begins at 7am)

Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond, WA
7401 164th Ave NE; Redmond, WA 98052
Register Online Now: www.DiabetesAnswers.org “pre-conferences” click-on link for Diabetes Workshop
Program Cost:  $60
Continuing Education Credits:  Application for CEU’s have been submitted to the American Association of Diabetes Educators for Nurses, Dietitians, and Pharmacists
Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the pathophysiology of diabetes, diagnosis and treatment goals
• Interpreting blood glucose values identifying glucose patterns
• Discuss insulin therapy and glucose pattern management
• Summarize actions and recognize side effects of medications used in the treatment of diabetes.
• Describe healthy eating and discuss role of exercise with diabetes
• Identify acute and long-term complications of diabetes and medical management/lifestyle strategies for prevention
• Identify steps and discuss practical strategies to become a Certified Diabetes Educator

Learn from our multi-disciplinary team of diabetes specialists including an endocrinologist, pharmacist, registered nurse, and registered dietitian:
• Scott Magee, MD, FACE;      • Randy Elde, PharmD, CDE
• Kathy Magee, BSN,RN,CDE    • Kelly VanHorn, RD,CD,CDE
For questions regarding program or registration  contact Jennifer Newell at 253-520-3203