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Perspectives on Diabetes Care

Perspectives on Diabetes Care is the official blog of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. It features practical tips, the latest research and viewpoints from leading diabetes care and education specialists on issues facing the diabetes care team and those they serve.
  • Can People With Diabetes Have Chocolate?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 13, 2021

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    February is American Heart month and also a time when chocolate is very popular due to the Valentine’s Day holiday. Many of my clients are craving sweets and often feel guilty if they indulge. During our conversations, they are pleasantly surprised when they hear the good news that they can manage their blood sugars and enjoy chocolate.

  • Caring for Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes, Hyperglycemia and COVID-19: Bridging the Remaining Knowledge Gaps

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 09, 2021

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    During the COVID-19 pandemic, frequent glucose monitoring and dosing of insulin became challenging due to increased face-to-face time with COVID-positive patients. As cases climbed, attention to the interplay between diabetes/hyperglycemia and patient outcomes, as well as novel therapeutic approaches, quickly became a priority. Learn more about caring for people with diabetes, hyperglycemia and COVID-19 in the hospital setting in this blog post.

  • Top 5 Reasons Why the New Art and Science of DSMES Is Indispensable

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 01, 2021

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    Chris Memering, BSN, RD, CDCES, FACDES was a reviewer for the 5th edition of The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, also known as The Desk Reference, and shares her top five favorite things about the most useful resource in diabetes care and education.

  • What I Wish a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Would Have Told Me if I Had One

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jan 25, 2021

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    Ms. Serena Valentine, Executive Director of CORE Initiative, shares her a brief account of her diabetes journey and tips on how diabetes care and education specialists can gain the trust of people with diabetes, especially those with vision challenges.

  • New Dietary Guidelines Released

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jan 11, 2021

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    The evidence is clear that a healthy eating pattern can help maintain good health and reduce risks of chronic diseases throughout the lifespan. The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans classify all stages of life as infancy and toddlerhood, childhood and adolescents, adulthood, pregnancy and lactation and older adulthood. Learn more about the key points from the guidelines here.

 
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