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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.
  • Incorporating Individualized Care To Address Emotional Well-Being at ADCES21

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 31, 2021

    Over 19 sessions addressing psychosocial and behavioral health will take place during ADCES21 in August, delivering useful tips and tools to address these concerns across a wide spectrum of psychosocial challenges and self-management behaviors. Susan Guzman, PhD and John Zriebec, CDCES, MSW give you a preview of these sessions here.

  • Understanding Mental Health Needs From Your Client’s Perspective

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 28, 2021

    Understand Client
    May is mental health awareness month and an appropriate time to look at what kind of support you offer clients. Grace Silverio, BSN, RN, CDCES, CCM discusses the impact of diabetes on mental health, and how you can begin addressing it in your practice.

  • Is Weight Bias and Weight Stigma a Public Health Problem?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 25, 2021

    Feet on a scale
    Megrette Fletcher MEd, RDN, CDCES discusses the commonalities between weight bias and stigma. She'll also share evidence that healthcare providers' implicit bias towards weight may worsen health outcomes for their clients.

  • Empowering the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as a Diabetes Technology “Matchmaker” at ADCES21

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 24, 2021

    Diabetes care and education specialists can help clients benefit from existing or new technologies by helping them use tech to the fullest and equipping them with tech that best suits their needs. The ADCES21 technology track can help members of the diabetes care team maintain and enhance diabetes technology, competencies and proficiencies. Get a preview here of this track here.

  • High-Dose Weekly GLP-1 RAs: An Exciting Option for Diabetes and Obesity Management

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 24, 2021

    Minority Health Month
    Two agents in the GLP-1 RA class (dulaglutide and semaglutide) have new data evaluating higher dose options than originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While high-dose liraglutide is already approved for weight loss, dulaglutide and semaglutide offer potentially new dosing strategies to further help individuals lose weight.

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