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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.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Dec 30, 2020

    ADCES 2021 President Kellie Rodriguez reflects on the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it and shares why she got the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Incorporating Solution-Focused principles into diabetes practice may strengthen resilience and confidence to manage diabetes

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Dec 14, 2020

    Is there a different way we can approach education, care and counseling that might strengthen the resilience and confidence needed to manage a chronic condition? We believe there is. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) interventions present a solution-focused approach where traditional conversation is reframed towards one of generating solutions.

  • Therapeutic Inertia: What Is It and Why Is the Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist So Important?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Dec 07, 2020

    Diabetes care and educations specialists (DCESs) remain under-represented on care teams and the services they provide remain underutilized, despite the evidence that shows the value of these services on health outcomes. This contributes to “therapeutic inertia,” the failure to initiate or intensify therapy when therapeutic goals are not reached.

  • ADCES Commits to Health Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Dec 04, 2020

    ADCES and diabetes care and education specialists play an important role in addressing racial disparities that impact health and well-being. The ADCES Board of Directors and staff leadership have developed a plan to address this from multiple angles. Learn more about ADCES' work to better progress health equity within membership

  • Increase in Diabetes-Related Amputations Shows Pandemic Poses Another Threat for People with Diabetes

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 30, 2020

    Foot health for people with diabetes
    America’s podiatrists are treating an increased number of clients with complications—but they are not suffering from the coronavirus. Instead, they’re people with diabetes who have delayed foot care due to fear of the virus. As a result, they are suffering serious complications, ranging from severe diabetes-related foot wounds to gangrene to sepsis. One recently published study indicates diabetes-related amputation rates have tripled since the onset of the pandemic. Learn more in this blog post from the president of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

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