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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.
  • Addressing Psychological Barriers to Insulin Pump Therapy

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 25, 2020

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    Data shows that only 25% of people with type 1 diabetes in the United States are using an insulin pump. Aside from cost, research shows the biggest barriers to using an insulin pump are psychological. For many people, the psychological costs of using an insulin pump simply outweigh any potential benefit.

  • Armed for Diabetes: Bringing CGM Benefits to Veterans

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 18, 2020

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    Diabetes is already a serious public health issue, but for veterans, getting the proper care is especially challenging. Learn about Armed for Diabetes, a new initiative by Beyond Type 2 and Abbott that focuses on the impact diabetes has on the veteran population.

  • How COVID-19 is Changing Diabetes Care and Education

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 11, 2020

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    Diabetes professionals are quickly learning how COVID-19 is changing their counseling focus. Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RDN, CDCES discusses five ways practitioners and organizations are adapting to support people with diabetes.

  • Advocating for You During COVID-19

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 08, 2020

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    As a result of ADCES' advocacy efforts, CMS waived a number of existing telehealth and regulatory requirements for DSMT and diabetes technologies. These changes are in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Learn more about these changes here.

  • Can Healthy Eating Boost the Immune System?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 06, 2020

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    While there are no ‘superfoods’ that can prevent catching a virus; healthy eating helps shore up the immune system. Making unhealthy food choices, not coping well with stress, unchecked high blood glucose, and lack of physical activity can all contribute to a compromised immune system. Diabetes care and education specialist Carrie Swift discusses the importance of adequate fruit and vegetable intake for a healthy immune system.

 
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