Membership

Interest Groups

The American Diabetes Association's 16 member-only Interest Groups provide a forum for the exchange of information in specific areas of diabetes research and care. With thousands of members, these groups contribute to the Association in valuable ways, and offer a variety of professional development, networking, engagement, and recognition opportunities. Not yet a member? Sign up now to join three Interest Groups!

  • Behavioral Medicine & Psychology
  • Clinical Centers & Programs
  • Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes In Primary Care
  • Diabetes In Youth
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Eye Health
  • Foot Care
  • Health Care Delivery & Quality Improvement
  • Immunology, Immunogenetics, & Transplantation
  • Islet Biology, Development, & Function
  • Nutritional Science & Metabolism
  • Pregnancy & Reproductive Health
  • Public Health & Epidemiology

Interest Group Leadership Teams

Our current Interest Group Leadership Teams consist of ADA professional members who have demonstrated notable achievements in and dedication toward specific areas of diabetes research and clinical practice. Individuals on these teams provide overall direction to Interest Group members, plan the ADA's Scientific Sessions Interest Group discussions, vote on Interest Group processes, drive member engagement, and recommend content and resources to share with Interest Group members. 

Questions? Email Interestgroups@diabetes.org.

Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Teams Positions

The roles on the Interest Group Leadership Teams vary in level of seniority and anticipated time commitment. View the full role descriptions for all Interest Group Leadership Teams.

Members who have previously served on an Interest Group Leadership Team are welcome to reapply. Individuals who are employed by industry are not eligible to serve as chair-elect or chair, due to continuing education accreditation policies.

The application will close February 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Apply today

Applicants must be current ADA members and will be notified mid-May about the status of their application.

The following Interest Groups are seeking leadership team members to serve in various positions from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026:
Behavioral Medicine & Psychology: Advisor (2 Positions)
Clinical Centers & Programs: Chair-elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease: Chair-elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Diabetes in Primary Care: Chair-elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Diabetes in Youth: Chair-elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support: Chair-elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Diabetes Technology: Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Exercise Physiology: Chair-Elect, Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Eye Health: Communications Director
Foot Care: Communications Director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Health Care Delivery & Quality Improvement: Communications Director, Advisor
Immunology, Immunogenetics, & Transplantation: Communications Director
Islet Biology, Development, & Function: Chair-Elect, Advisor (2 Positions)
Nutritional Science and Metabolism: Chair-elect, Communications director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Pregnancy & Reproductive Health: Chair-elect, Communications director, Advisor (2 Positions)
Public Health & Epidemiology: Chair-elect, Communications director, Advisor (2 Positions)

The roles on the Interest Group Leadership Teams vary in level of seniority and anticipated time commitment.

Apply today

Interest Group Awards

Our Professional Interest Group Awards, presented by the Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease, Pregnancy & Reproductive Health, Foot Care, and Behavioral Medicine & Psychology Interest Groups, recognize scientists who have made significant impacts in specialized areas of diabetes research and care. Learn more about the awards' criteria, nomination materials, and selection process.

Meet the 2023 Interest Group Award Recipients!