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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.
  • Should Time in Range Replace Hemoglobin A1C?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 23, 2020

    A person could spend a ton of time in hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and achieve an A1C in target range. Likely, the person would not feel well and not be achieving good clinical outcomes. Diana Isaacs presents the case for using time in range (TIR) as a key metric in determining glucose management.

  • Research Demonstrates that Motivational Interviewing Impacts Weight Loss in Overweight Children and Adult Women

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 16, 2020

    Overweight and obesity are prevalent conditions in the U.S. and world and contribute significantly to risks for diabetes and associated cardiometabolic conditions. Because overweight and obesity are known to bring negative and costly outcomes for the person with or at risk for diabetes, the practitioner, and for the healthcare system, addressing weight loss is an area of high focus and is a central objective. New research demonstrates that motivational interviewing can be used to impact weight loss.

  • Diabetes Management Success Isn’t Always Attainable: A Discussion Guide for Technology-Focused Solutions

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 13, 2020

    Many people living with diabetes wish they could find easier ways to track their insulin and how it affects their glucose levels. In fact, a recent national survey found that 65 percent of respondents living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who take insulin feel they are doing everything possible to manage their diabetes, while at the same time, 67 percent feel guilty about not doing a better job. Lorena Drago RD, MS, CDN, CDCES, presents a case study illustrating this point in one of her clients and shares new resources available to diabetes care and education specialists to discuss solutions to improve diabetes management.

  • Seeing the Way to Better Health: Integrating Vision and Eye Health into Diabetes Programs

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 09, 2020

    Eye Health
    It is critical for individuals living with diabetes to learn about the importance of eye health from their diabetes prevention and management programs. Programs can integrate eye health promotion messages and strategies in the ways listed here in this blog.

  • Navigating a New Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis During COVID-19

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 01, 2020

    For Bill, his diagnosis of type 1 diabetes came right as lockdowns started, creating a challenge that diabetes care and education specialist Diana Isaacs helped him overcome. Find out what she did to promote positive outcomes while staying safe.

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