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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.
  • The Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease: 5 Ways to Address It During American Heart Month

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 10, 2020

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    As diabetes care and education specialists address cardiovascular health, it’s important to let your clients know that they can protect their heart and health by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Take advantage of the fact that February is American Heart Month and start a “heart health” conversation.

  • Preparing for Illness When You Have Diabetes

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 07, 2020

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    For people with diabetes, preparing for illness requires additional planning with the recommendation to establish an ‘illness kit.’ Infection and the associated stress on the body can cause havoc with glucose management, so it is important to be prepared before illness strikes.

  • People with Diabetes Count! 3 Things You Can Do to Get Your Communities Critical Funding in the 2020 U.S. Census

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 06, 2020

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    Diabetes care and education specialists like you can help to promote awareness of the U.S. Census within their communities, especially individuals who might be at risk of not being counted. Director of Advocacy Kate Thomas presents 3 ways to ensure your communities receive critical funding by being counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.

  • Preventing Serious Complications in People with Diabetes and Heart Disease

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 05, 2020

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    Barb Schreiner, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES presents 5 critical vaccines for the health of people with diabetes ad heart disease. February is American Heart Month, an excellent time to make sure that people with heart disease and those at risk for heart disease are protecting themselves against the risk of complications.

  • Lipohypertrophy: A Forgotten Problem

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jan 28, 2020

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    As we continue to increase the use of technology in diabetes care and transition to pumps and CGM with shorter needles, one major issue lingers: have we forgotten about lipohypertrophy? Learn how to inspect and palpate injection sites and work with clients to minimize risk of lipohypertrophy.

 
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