It’s that time of year again, when we take a moment to reflect on what 2018 has meant to us and all the wonderful people who were a part of it. For me, 2018 was stellar and one of the reasons why is that I got to see DANA launched.
As more diabetes educators are encouraged to do research, or are finding it of interest, it is important that we think about the purpose of research. It is also critical that we understand the steps of doing research so that the results are valid and can be shared with the wider community.
Vein disease is a progressive disease with a slow onset that can often remain undiagnosed. Many of us have seen varicose veins, but deeper varicose veins which are buried under tissue often go undetected by many. Learn more about the vein disease and how to prevent it in people with diabetes.
As the holiday season approaches, many will prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. People with diabetes (PWD’s) are more susceptible to contagious illnesses; so pre-holiday education visits are an opportune time to promote vaccines.
Balance is important for long-term health with diabetes. Just one bad step can cause a fall and lead to negative consequences that change a person’s life. Karen Kemmis shares valuable resources any diabetes educator can incorporate with their diabetes awareness-raising activities.