Did you have a chance to read the 2018 American College of Cardiology Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Novel Therapies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease? Jennifer Clements shares a few concise highlights from the consensus report here for you.
Approximately 80% of people give up on their New Year’s goals after the second week in February. While healthcare providers can't force people with diabetes to take on healthy habits, they can help them clarify their goals, assist with removing barriers, and provide the necessary resources and support. Here are six ways diabetes educators can help people with diabetes create and sustain momentum on this year's goals.
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.