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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.
  • Addressing Hearing Loss and Risk of Falls to Improve Diabetes Care and Education

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 19, 2022

    Since the hearing mechanism and vestibular mechanism are hard wired by the VIII cranial nerve, both hearing and balance can be affected by diabetes and related neuropathies. In addition to vestibular balance issue, the loss of vision and foot neuropathy heighten the risk of falls for people with diabetes (PWD). Learn how you can address this invisible problem in your patients.

  • April 2022: It’s Time to Put Your Hat in the Ring for Leadership

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 05, 2022

    Do you know about the upcoming ADCES national leadership opportunities? From April 1 - April 30 you have the chance to participate in ADCES’ search for leaders to serve in 2023. Sara (Mandy) Reece shares her thoughts on why you should take the next step in your service to ADCES and the specialty.

  • Community Health Workers and Health Educators: Enhancing Diabetes Management and Prevention Efforts through Health Equity

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 01, 2022

    Community health workers and health education specialists work every day to increase health equity. They are a vital frontline public health workforce that understands community needs, supports community members, and helps them navigate local barriers so that more community members can connect to health care. Learn how you can leverage this talent in your own health equity initiatives.

  • National Minority Health Month: Small Organization with High Hopes of Making a BIG Impact to Reduce Health Disparities in the Diabetes Space

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 01, 2022

    April being National Minority Health Month, it’s the perfect time to highlight the importance of reducing health disparities for persons with diabetes. Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI from Diversity in Diabetes (DiD) joins the ADCES blog to share three ways that you can work to reduce diabetes-related health disparities.

  • Vaccinating People Where They Are

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 01, 2022

    With COVID-19-related illness on the rise, Brookhaven, Mississippi’s health and wellness hub, King’s Daughters Medical Center, noticed that many people stopped showing up to their diabetes prevention program, weight loss support group, diabetes support group, and their smoking cessation program. It was hard to keep people in the classroom when people were worried about getting sick, and it was also hard to get the word out about these helpful programs. With available vaccines and empty seats in her classrooms, Emily Nations and her team found a solution to their problems while helping to fight a global pandemic.

 
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