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Perspectives on Diabetes Care

  • Changing in the Direction of Improvement

    By Barbara Walz, RN, BSN, CDE | May 07, 2019

    Group leader inspiring change for people with diabetes
    As I’ve been told (and experienced), life goes on. Our job, as Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) is to assist our clients to change in the direction of improvement. That direction is unique for each person which is often our biggest challenge – trying to discover what is the best direction for that individual.

  • Benefits of Including Community Health Workers (CHWs) on the Diabetes Care Team

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 26, 2019

    Community Health Worker
    Barriers to optimal diabetes management are complex and involve individual, community and health-system factors. The engagement of community health workers (CHWs) as a workforce is a proven strategy for improving diabetes outcomes. Not only do CHWs address individual-level factors, but often community-level factors and social determinants of health as well.

  • Integrating Community Health Workers into Your DSMES Program

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 26, 2019

    Community Health Workers
    The collaboration between diabetes educators and community health workers provides a vehicle to address the social determinants of health by improving healthcare costs, increasing the capacity to serve, and most importantly engaging individuals in their health through evidence-based culturally grounded approaches.

  • Minority Health Month and a Call To Action

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 24, 2019

    Minority Health Month
    April is National Minority Health Month, which marks an opportune time to reflect on health disparities among the PWDs you serve and how to address them. Blogger Timika Chambers shares six things diabetes educators can do to help close the gaps in health disparities minorities face.

  • Diabetes Educators Are Addressing Cardiometabolic Conditions

    By AADE Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Apr 23, 2019

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    The boundaries across therapeutic interventions are blurring as we manage diabetes and its cardiovascular comorbidities. Increasingly, diabetes educators are addressing cardiovascular health in our persons with diabetes. But what is driving this intertwining of metabolic and cardiovascular conditions?

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