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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.
  • Tips for People with Diabetes During the Stay-at-Home Orders

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 13, 2020

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    Now that many of your clients are sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity to focus on forming healthy habits! Melissa Young, PharmD, RPh, BC-ADM, CDE has 11 tips for people with diabetes while they shelter in place.

  • Lilly Announces $35 Co-Pay for Individuals With/Without Insurance

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 07, 2020

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    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilly announced the Lilly Insulin Value Program. The new program allows individuals both with and without insurance to fill their monthly prescription of Lilly Insulin for $35. Learn more here.

  • The F Word Your Gut, Waistline and Blood Glucose Will Appreciate

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 04, 2020

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    A growing body of evidence shows the diversity and types of bacteria in the gut contribute to autoimmune disease, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, Alzheimer’s, IBS and more. So how can diabetes care and education specialists promote weight loss, decrease risks of depression and help manage blood glucose all at once? Fiber!

  • 5 Ways to Grow Cultural Competence: Working with the Eating Habits and Customs of Different Cultures

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Mar 31, 2020

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    Connecting with local people is the best way to learn about a new culture, so the client is your best guide to learn about their culture and how to support their diabetes management in a culturally competent manner. Guest blogger Sandra Arevalo shares five recommendations for healthcare providers who are looking to increase cultural competency in easy, fun and interactive ways.

  • African American Women’s Hair Care: Overcoming This Barrier to Exercise

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Mar 31, 2020

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    African American women often report “sweating out my hairstyle” as a barrier to exercise since styling their hair can be tedious, time-consuming, and costly. If diabetes care and education specialists are to address the hair care barrier that exists to physical activity among African American females, there must be a baseline knowledge of the hair care and maintenance barriers.

 
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