AADE Announces New Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice

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The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care, announced it will present a new award for excellence in clinical practice.

The Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice will recognize a nurse practitioner who continues to advance the integration of self-management behaviors with clinical management through practice, health plan or health system innovation.

The recipient will receive up to $1,000 in travel and complimentary registration to the AADE annual conference.

The award is in honor of the Late AADE president, Donna Tomky, an AADE member since 1983.

Donna Tomky was a driving force at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for the last 3 decades and was critical in paving the way for the widely recognized AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors.

She served as a model for others striving to advance the specialty and before her passing, she worked with AADE to set up an award for nurse practitioners working as leaders in diabetes care and integration.

“Donna was a beautiful person, on the inside and out,” said AADE 2019 President Karen Kemmis. “She was a visionary in the diabetes space and a wonderful diabetes care and education specialist who shared her knowledge and passion with so many of us.”

To make a donation to support this award or for more information, please visit the AADE Foundation at DiabetesEducator.org/Donate.

To learn more about AADE, visit www.diabeteseducator.org.

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).


  1. American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). (2019, October 1). AADE Announces Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice in Honor of Late AADE President. PR Newswire. Retrieved October 1, 2019, from https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aade-announces-donna-tomky-award-for-excellence-in-clinical-practice-in-honor-of-late-aade-president-300928248.html