AADE Foundation scholarship recipient Matthew J. Naliborski shares his key learnings from Children with Diabetes' 2019 Friends for Life Conference in Orlando. Highlights include the use of language in diabetes care and education, and shared decision making between providers and people with diabetes.
Members of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have left Washington, DC for their home districts for the month of August. This presents a unique opportunity for advocates to connect with their legislators while they are at home.
Recently, a journalist made an insensitive comment about people managing their diabetes in public which angered many. Guest blogger Suzanne Lohnes share her response as both a diabetes educator and a person with diabetes who has often had to manage her diabetes in public.
In June 2019, the American Diabetes Association published its first recommendations for time-in-range targets when using continuous glucose monitoring in research and practice. he recommendations were developed by an international panel of 43 physicians, researchers, and individuals with diabetes who are experts in CGM technologies and diabetes research and care in order to provide guidance for clinicians, researchers, and individuals with diabetes to utilize, interpret and report CGM data in routine clinical care and research.
Given that people with diabetes can be at high risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, healthcare professionals should consider therapies with proven benefit in people at risk for cardiovascular events. This blog post summarizes the effects some diabetes medications have on cardiovascular disease and presents factors to consider when initiating medications in people with type 2 diabetes.