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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.
  • 5 Effective Communication Strategies to Implement This National Diabetes Month

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 06, 2019

    Disparities in health literacy greatly affect self-management, particularly for those hit hard by type 2 diabetes in racial and ethnic minority communities. In fact, across disease states, health literacy is one of the greatest hurdles to improved outcomes. Incorporating these 5 communication techniques can help overcome health literacy barriers and improve a person’s self-management success.

  • Fires in California and Other Weather Emergencies are Especially Dangerous for People Living with Diabetes

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Oct 29, 2019

    Natural disasters can be particularly hazardous for those living with diabetes. The aftermath can leave survivors without food, water, clothes, shelter, power and medical supplies for days or even weeks. For a person with diabetes, the biggest possible risks during an emergency include not having medications or insulin, dehydration (which can lead to huge jumps in blood sugar) and lack of food available when blood sugars drop. However, being prepared can help reduce the chances of a possible life-threatening situation.

  • Three Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Artificial Pancreas System Resources

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Oct 22, 2019

    Two friends reading a chart
    Do-it-yourself (DIY) artificial pancreas systems are gaining popularity among people who live with insulin-dependent diabetes. DIY systems give greater flexibility and personalization in insulin settings than current, commercially approved insulin delivery systems. Learn more about DIY artificial pancreas systems with these recommended resources.

  • New Study Shows Critical Importance of Community Outreach In Chronic Disease Care

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Oct 15, 2019

    We talk a lot as diabetes care and education specialists of meeting people where they are in their journey with diabetes and providing person-centered care. I wonder how many of us are meeting people where they are geographically?

  • 3 Ways to Improve Access to Vaccines for People with Diabetes in Your Practice

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Oct 08, 2019

    Get your yearly vaccine check-up
    Clinical Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator Marisa Rowen at El Rio Heath in Arizona shares the three steps she took to maximize promotion of vaccines and to increase access to immunizations for PWDs in her healthcare system.

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