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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.
  • Smart Watches and Fitness Trackers: 5 Lessons Learned to Help People with Diabetes Be More Active

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Sep 07, 2021

    Fitness trackers and smart watches can be effective tools in improving physical activity. Given the constant changes in devices and technology tools, staying up to date can be a very daunting task. Vivian N. Ayuk, PharmD, CDCES shares five diabetes tech lessons learned that have helped shape her organization's policies and conversations around technology use.

  • A Look Inside the FDA’s Review Processes for Medical Devices

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Aug 30, 2021

    Read on for a quick tutorial on how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies, reviews and allows any and all medical devices to enter the U.S. marketplace. Plus, catch up on how FDA has recently opened the door to integrated and interoperable diabetes devices.

  • Employing a New Taxonomy for Technology-Enabled Care

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Aug 26, 2021

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    Technology-enabled tools are evolving and advancing. Evidence continues to support the use of these kinds of interventions to enable personalized diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services. A recently published paper has created a new technology-enabled self-management taxonomy that standardizes the description of technology-enabled interventions as well as helps to ensure future research applies the taxonomy to allow for evaluation and replication. Learn more about this new taxonomy here.

  • My Journey to Becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Aug 09, 2021

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    Heather Beaudry, RN, CDCES shares her journey to becoming a certified diabetes care and education specialist just a few years after graduating. If you're a young professional in healthcare, especially nursing, read this blog post to learn more about how you too can start on your own journey to becoming involved in the specialty of diabetes care and education.

  • Looking Ahead to 2022: CMS Proposes Changes to MDPP and MNT

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jul 26, 2021

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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule on July 13, which proposes a series of changes to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program and Medical Nutrition Therapy for 2022. Read ADCES’ summary of the proposed changes here.

 
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