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Perspectives on Diabetes Care

  • Keep the Momentum going in February 2019 and Beyond: 6 Tips for Diabetes Educators

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 28, 2019

    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.

  • Reengaging with Resolutions and Goals: Applying the Knowledge

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | Feb 26, 2019

    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.

  • American Heart Month – Let’s Remember to Honor the Heart with Healthy Food

    By Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, CPT | Feb 25, 2019

    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.

  • How to Talk to People with Diabetes who are Reluctant to Getting Vaccinated

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 20, 2019

    Diabetes educator with male patient
    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.

  • Who’s Managing Whom?

    By Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN, CDE | Feb 19, 2019

    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.

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