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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.
  • African Americans and Heart Disease: We Must Do Better

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 22, 2021

    Despite national advances in medical technology, health disparities remain and minorities experience higher morbidity and mortality. In this blog post, you'll see some figures that indicate the severity of the issue, contributing factors, and four tips to begin addressing health disparities.

  • Let’s Get to the Heart of It: Bempedoic Acid for Clients With Cardiovascular Disease

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 18, 2021

    How Sweet Is Your Heart?
    Bempedoic Acid received FDA approval in 2020 as an adjunctive treatment for people with cardiovascular disease or a genetic form of high cholesterol. Learn more about this new medication for people who have cardiovascular disease and are having trouble lowering their LDL cholesterol with the currently available medications.

  • Can People With Diabetes Have Chocolate?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 13, 2021

    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

    Daily distractions are all in a day
    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

    Adolescents reading
    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.

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