About the ADE Publication

The Australian Diabetes Educator (ADE) is a quarterly online publication produced for members of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). The publication is distributed to a readership of around 2,100 ADEA members, subscribers and authors.

ADE readership is primarily Credentialled Diabetes Educators and multidisciplinary health professionals such as Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Midwives, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Exercise Physiologists, Endocrinologists, Podiatrists, Medical Practitioners, etc. It is designed for people actively working with people with diabetes in a wide variety of settings.

Evolved from the ADEA Newsletter, with the first edition in July 1982, the ADE aims to inform, inspire and motivate ADEA members in order to assist in the standardisation and quality of diabetes education and care. It is intended to increase knowledge and promote best practice as well as support better self-management for people with diabetes and their carers.

ADE Editorial Advisory Group

Chair: Dr Kate Marsh

PhD, MNutrDiet, BSc, Grad Cert Diab Edn & Mgt, FADEA, FASLM

Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Private Practice (NSW)


Kate is a CDE and Advanced APD and is the current editor of the Australian Diabetes Educator (ADE) and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Group (EAG). She is a Fellow of the ADEA and the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM).

Kate currently divides her time between clinical practice and health and medical writing, and has a private practice in Sydney where she works mostly with individuals with diabetes and women with PCOS (who are at high risk of developing GDM and T2 diabetes).

Kate has been a member of the EAG since 2005 and chair since 2015. She is also a long-time editorial board member for Diabetes Management Journal (DMJ). Kate writes regularly for Diabetic Living magazine and works as a freelance health and medical writer for Diabetes Australia and the ADEA.

Kate has published articles in a number of other consumer publications and medical journals, written four consumer books and has contributed the dietary chapters to several textbooks on the topics of diabetes, vegetarian and plant-based diets, PCOS, insulin resistance, glycemic index and pregnancy. She also speaks regularly on these topics to both health professionals and consumers and is a lecturer at Avondale University College, teaching the Food as Medicine unit in their Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine course. Kate was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the PCOS International Evidence-Based Guidelines and the PCOS Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) Translation Committee.

Kate was awarded the DAA Joan Woodhill Prize for Excellent in Research – Doctorate Award for her PhD study on low GI diets for women with PCOS and is the recipient of the 2015 inaugural ADEA Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year.

Nicole Duggan

Nicole is a community-based Credentialled Diabetes Educator (Barwon Health, Newcomb Community Health Centre) and researcher with Barwon Health.

Her research interests include managing/supporting older people with diabetes, personalised-care, managing medicines and risk management. In 2014, Nicole contributed to the McKellar Guidelines for Managing Older People with Diabetes in Residential and Other Aged Care Settings and completed her Master of Nursing Practice (Deakin University).

Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins

Michelle Robins, an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, has been working as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator for 25 years in services that have included tertiary hospitals and community health both in Victoria and Queensland. She has worked on 40 diabetes-related committees and working parties, presented at national and international conferences, more than 100 workshops and seminars and contributed chapters to several books. Michelle currently is employed as the Nurse Practitioner Diabetes at Northern Health and is a member of the Deakin University Conjoint Academic staff.

She has produced several clinical guidelines and position statements for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, and in 2010 received the Jan Baldwin Award to recognise and reward excellence in a holistic approach to diabetes education and care.

Dr Steven James

Dr Steven James’ work as a Diabetes Educator in healthcare systems, and at non-governmental organisations, has seen him continuously provide a consultancy service surrounding diabetes prevention, management and education. This has involved working with people with diabetes, across varying age ranges (adult and paediatric), in addition to colleagues and health professionals in all clinical streams. He has been present on relevant government and non-government, and pharmaceutical company advisory committees.

Steven has written several publications for various Australian and international peer-reviewed journals.

Achamma Joseph

Achamma is a CDE and an APD/AN based in Townsville, Queensland. She works both in the public and private sector also with CALD and Indigenous clients/organisations. She started her career as a research assistant in a Diabetes Research Centre and her passion for improving management for people with Diabetes continues to grow. Currently she is doing a PhD research in Diabetic Foot Ulcers with James Cook University.
She has been actively involved in the various committees both for ADEA and DAA, including the Pan Pacific Venous Leg Ulcer Guidelines working group among others. Her passion for training community health workers, nurses and other health professionals has seen her involvement in a number of diabetes related international projects including the World Diabetes Foundation project in Papua New Guinea, Diabetes Training and Awareness Project in Kiribati, Pacific Islands and Aus-Aid funded Diabetes training project in India.
Her research interests and projects have been presented at state, national and international conferences and she works collaboratively with various universities and organisations. She has been a member of ADEA EAG since 2018.

Submission process and deadlines

Publishing tips

The Australian Diabetes Educator (ADE) welcomes articles and information about anything related to the practice of diabetes education and diabetes care in Australia.

Please consider contributing:

  • Referenced articles and teaching tips
  • Case studies and book reviews
  • Research studies and snippets
  • Personal experiences in the care and education of people with diabetes
  • Course papers and reflective practice articles
  • Innovative approach to care


Submissions are assessed in accordance with their relevance, accuracy, clarity and applicability to the Australian Diabetes Educator (ADE).

The ADE Editor has overall responsibility for accepting articles for publication. Articles requiring specific content knowledge for evaluation are reviewed by a member with the required expertise.

Authors acceptance criteria for publication

The Editor reserves the right to modify the style and length of any article submitted so it conforms to the ADE’s format. Only major changes or points of clarification will be referred back to the author for approval prior to publication.

The ADEA retains the right to reproduce the material published as an extract of the ADE, once the author signs acceptance of the offer of publication.

Resources for authors

The ADEA appreciates your consideration to submit articles in the ADE. Please ensure you have prepared your manuscript in line with the ADE Style Guide with general requirements for articles and our specific advice on the different article types in the templates below.

Administrative forms


Contributions may be submitted by email to ade@adea.com.au with the completed forms listed above.

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