People with diabetes (PWDs) are more susceptible to vaccine-preventable illness and diseases than the general public; unfortunately, many PWDs are not aware of this risk to their health. Educational visits are an opportune time for diabetes specialists to promote vaccines as part of an effective strategy for preventative care.
Since diabetes is a 24/7/365 task, people are always looking for something to reduce their burden and maintain balance in life. Tech tools offer such a solution, but Molly McElwee Malloy wants you to know that just because a technology exists, does not mean that it’s amazing or even good. Educators really need to consider the benefits before recommending a tech tool.
A new study from AADE, funded by The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, has shown just how effective diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) can be when offered in a person-centered, team-based care setting. Participants in the study saw an A1C reduction of nearly 2%!
There are six key strategies to support the Vision, but I’d like to highlight the "integration of cardiometabolic and related conditions" in this blog. While this is part of our new Vision for the Specialty, it is really something that we have done all along and we need to be sure that others know this. Learn three ways you can start sharing this message here.
Have you been thinking about how to improve clinical services and outcomes for your practice from last year? Applying the SMART goals to a clinical practice or service can allow any diabetes educator to improve the chance of their practice’s achievement and success.