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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.
  • Practical Tips to Ease Into Plant-Based Eating

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 15, 2022

    Recently more people with diabetes are talking about plant-based eating. They question if it is a healthy option for people with diabetes, and if so, what tips can they try to begin to eat more plant-based. Learn more about this eating pattern and get practical tips in this blog post from Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDCES, MLDE, FADCES.

  • American Heart Month Highlights the Importance of Preventive Care for People with Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Chronic Disease

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 08, 2022

    As healthcare professionals focus on bringing down someone’s dangerously high blood pressure, they may neglect to talk about weight, their slowly increasing blood sugar, or healthy self-care behaviors that can reduce risk. Read this blog to learn how one director of chronic care management at a federally-qualified health center helps all their clients keep healthy.

  • Having Healthcare Cost Conversations to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Practical Guide

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Feb 07, 2022

    As a healthcare provider, you may not be familiar with cost of care limitations that present significant barriers to diabetes care. By having a conversation with patients about their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, you can take a vital step toward providing equitable and actionable care that meets the individual’s needs. Learn more about navigating this discussion here.

  • Demonstrating the Value of DSMES: Findings from Research

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jan 31, 2022

    Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services offer effective solutions to diabetes challenges, however they remain an underutilized benefit for many people with diabetes. In order to improve access to DSMES, the value it offers must be communicated clearly. Christina Whitehouse shares the latest research on the value of DSMES and a practical tip on how to make your DSMES services sustainable.

  • 5 Ways to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Using Evidence-Based Dietary Guidance

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jan 27, 2022

    Diabetes evolves slowly and has deleterious effects on the heart long before a person is ever diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dana Thompson, MS, RD, CNSC, CDCES, shares new practical guidance from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists to prevent CVD, as well as some tips to help you put this into practice.

 
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