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  • How to Talk to People with Diabetes who are Reluctant to Getting Vaccinated

    By AADE | Feb 20, 2019

    Diabetes educator with male patient
    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.

  • Who’s Managing Whom?

    By Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN, CDE | Feb 19, 2019

    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.

  • Study shows Diabetes Education Highly Effective in Accredited Federally Qualified Health Centers

    By AADE | Feb 13, 2019

    DSMES Group Setting
    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%!

  • AADE’s Vision for the Specialty: Cardiometabolic and Related Conditions

    By Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, FAADE | Feb 06, 2019

    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.

  • The Tale of Building a Valuable Service for Patients, Providers, and Yourself

    By Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BCACP | Jan 22, 2019

    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.


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