Surely all people with diabetes want good outcomes. No one wants to end up with organ failure or amputations — but what can diabetes specialists do to coach them and help them achieve a positive end goal? Barbara shares the call to action for all educators.
What are the dietary recommendations for reducing the risk for heart disease? While there are some conflicting recommendations, the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have some common recommendations. Here are the research-based recommendations which you can confidently encourage individuals to embrace for the prevention of heart disease.
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%!