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  • DANA: Keeping Diabetes Educators on Top of Their Game

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | Jun 04, 2019

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    Today more than ever we rely on technology. The number of people using insulin pumps, pens, and CGM is growing. Before DANA, it was close to impossible to keep up with all the devices and apps our patients were using. But now, DANA offers AADE members and diabetes educators the resources to stay relevant and on top.

  • Mental Health Month: 6 Ways Educators Can Support Optimal Mental Health

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 30, 2019

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    People with diabetes (PWDs) have an increased risk of developing depression. Many PWDs feel comfortable expressing their emotions and feelings to their diabetes educators; therefore, diabetes educators play a critical role in helping PWDs cope and manage their mental health by providing individualized resources. Read six ways educators can support the mental health of people with diabetes and access practical resources in this blog post.

  • Asking the Choir to Preach: Stand Up Against Diabetes Stigma

    By Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN, CDE | May 22, 2019

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    There is a serious psychosocial problem occurring and it’s not something we can let slide. For too long there has been a stereotypical misconception about a person with diabetes (type 2 in particular, but the word is used ubiquitously). People with diabetes often hear that they are in fact at fault for the disease; through poor diet choices, sedentary lifestyle, etc. It’s time for diabetes educators to stand up for the entire diabetes population and disband the ignorance.

  • Sharing Success Stories: 5 Strategies for Increasing DSMES Referrals

    By ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care | May 14, 2019

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    As part of a campaign to improve care for 1 million people with type 2 diabetes by 2021, Sutter Health committed to increasing referrals for DSMES (diabetes self-management education and support). If you are part of a medical group or health system and would like to increase provider referrals for DSMES, here are five strategies.

  • Changing in the Direction of Improvement

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

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    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.

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