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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.
  • ADCES Commits to Health Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Dec 04, 2020

    ADCES and diabetes care and education specialists play an important role in addressing racial disparities that impact health and well-being. The ADCES Board of Directors and staff leadership have developed a plan to address this from multiple angles. Learn more about ADCES' work to better progress health equity within membership

  • Increase in Diabetes-Related Amputations Shows Pandemic Poses Another Threat for People with Diabetes

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 30, 2020

    Foot health for people with diabetes
    America’s podiatrists are treating an increased number of clients with complications—but they are not suffering from the coronavirus. Instead, they’re people with diabetes who have delayed foot care due to fear of the virus. As a result, they are suffering serious complications, ranging from severe diabetes-related foot wounds to gangrene to sepsis. One recently published study indicates diabetes-related amputation rates have tripled since the onset of the pandemic. Learn more in this blog post from the president of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

  • Should Time in Range Replace Hemoglobin A1C?

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 23, 2020

    A person could spend a ton of time in hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and achieve an A1C in target range. Likely, the person would not feel well and not be achieving good clinical outcomes. Diana Isaacs presents the case for using time in range (TIR) as a key metric in determining glucose management.

  • Research Demonstrates that Motivational Interviewing Impacts Weight Loss in Overweight Children and Adult Women

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 16, 2020

    Overweight and obesity are prevalent conditions in the U.S. and world and contribute significantly to risks for diabetes and associated cardiometabolic conditions. Because overweight and obesity are known to bring negative and costly outcomes for the person with or at risk for diabetes, the practitioner, and for the healthcare system, addressing weight loss is an area of high focus and is a central objective. New research demonstrates that motivational interviewing can be used to impact weight loss.

  • Diabetes Management Success Isn’t Always Attainable: A Discussion Guide for Technology-Focused Solutions

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Nov 13, 2020

    Many people living with diabetes wish they could find easier ways to track their insulin and how it affects their glucose levels. In fact, a recent national survey found that 65 percent of respondents living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who take insulin feel they are doing everything possible to manage their diabetes, while at the same time, 67 percent feel guilty about not doing a better job. Lorena Drago RD, MS, CDN, CDCES, presents a case study illustrating this point in one of her clients and shares new resources available to diabetes care and education specialists to discuss solutions to improve diabetes management.

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