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  • Making Strides Towards Cultural Diversity

    By AADE | May 04, 2018

    Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN recognizes the changing face of diabetes in the U.S. Increasing rates of diabetes in minority populations highlight the importance of diabetes educators' ability to provide culturally competent care. Here she shares the steps AADE is taking towards shortening the cultural distance between persons with diabetes and their healthcare provider.

  • A Response to the Article: Hospitals Lure Diabetes Patients With Self-Care Courses, But Costs Can Weigh Heavily

    By AADE | May 03, 2018

    AADE President Donna Ryan responds to a an article recently published in the New York Times criticizing the cost associated with a proven diabetes intervention tool.

  • New SGLT-2 Inhibitor – Ertugliflozin (STEGLATRO)

    By Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BCACP | May 01, 2018

    When Associate Professor Jennifer Clements updates course materials for her students, she learns about new diabetes management medications herself. Here she shares an overview of a recently FDA-approved SGLT-2 inhibitor.

  • How Can We Help Promote Our Clients Take Better Care of Their Liver?

    By AADE | Apr 30, 2018

    Guest blogger Timika Chambers recognizes the stress our livers endure in the modern age of indulgent, undernourished, and sedentary lifestyles. Here she shares some key topics diabetes educators can discuss with clients to promote better liver health.

  • The Daily Distractions of Diabetes Educators

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Apr 26, 2018

    Daily distractions are all in a day
    In Barbara Walz's many years as a certified diabetes educator, she has become very familiar with the interruptions and challenges of work that sometimes encroach on the provider-patient relationship. In this piece, Barbara shares the guiding principles that keep her grounded and engaged at work.


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