Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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Resources on Glucose Monitoring

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Blood glucose monitoring (BGM) has been the norm for many years. Although much attention and research is currently focused around CGM, BGM is still an important tool used by the majority of people living with diabetes.

Our BGM and CGM resources include tip sheets that provide helpful advice to people living with diabetes and advocacy resources related to seniors' access to the supplies they need. Educational courses are also available.






Practice Guidance

The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist's Role in Continuous Glucose Monitoring 

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The goal of this paper is to outline topics that should be covered by diabetes care and education specialists when teaching people with diabetes and their families or significant others in the utilization of CGM and interpretation of the data it provides. It is imperative that the diabetes educator who incorporates CGM into their practice understands the potential advantages of CGM, both as a personal and professional system, and maintains a high level of expertise in this subspecialty of diabetes education.  


 



 

Tools and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Playbooks: Professional and Personal CGM Implementation

ADCES has partnered with fellow healthcare associations to create new guides provide an inclusive and unbiased approach to implementing both Personal CGM and Professional CGM Programs into a practice, whatever its size. They include a step-by-step approache to implementation, additional resources and the latest research.

Personal & Professional CGM Implementation Playbook Worksheet Downloads

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Pocket Guide - Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots

This pocket guide explains the differences between blood glucose monitoring (BGM) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Learning about and living with CGM is explained in depth and is also illustrated with case studies.


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The Huddle Podcast: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Integrating Continuous Glucose Monitors into Practice with Diana Isaacs

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) expert Diana Isaacs explains the difference between CGMs and BGMs (blood glucose monitors), provides guidance on selecting the right device and advises on how providers can onboard people with diabetes to their new devices. We also discuss how healthcare professionals can implement CGMs into their practice.

Explaining Glucose Monitoring Accuracy to Your Clients in 2-Minutes or Less

Certified diabetes care and education specialist Gary Scheiner joins us to explain how accuracy is measured for glucose monitoring devices. You'll walk away with knowledge that you can use to improve user confidence, reduce the risk of over- or under-dosing insulin, and support better medication management.

The Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Playbook

A professional CGM program within a healthcare setting offers valuable opportunities to educate people with diabetes about their unique glucose patterns, promote data-driven behavior change, and develop a new revenue stream for your health system. Patty Scalzo joins us to share her experience as a nurse practitioner who has been implementing professional CGM programs for years. She also introduces the step-by-step guidance provided in CGM Playbook.

 



 

Resources for People with Diabetes

A set of downloadable PDFs and podcasts for diabetes care and education specialists to use with patients to illustrate the importance of glucose monitoring, expert recommendations plus tips and tricks for safe, accurate testing. 

Tip Sheet: The Basics: What's In It For Me? Also available in Spanish/Español

Tip Sheet: Insider Tips and Tricks Also available in Spanish/Español

Tip Sheet: Recommendations Also available in Spanish/Español

Tip Sheet: How to Be A Diabetes Detective Also available in Spanish/Español

Tip Sheet: Understanding High Morning Blood Sugars Also available in Spanish/Español

Tip Sheet: Hyperglycemia Hyperosmolar Syndrome (HHS) Also available in Spanish/Español

Understanding Time in Range

Help your clients who are using a CGM understand their glucose numbers and learn how much time they are spending in their target range.

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Also available in Spanish/Español 



Programming in Partnership with Endocrine Society and Clinical Care Options

We've developed an online course and set of resources to help you overcome the most common barriers to incorporating CGM into your practice? View the comprehensive program

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Online Course: CGM: Merging Patient Satisfaction with Data-Driven Glycemic Control

Review key evidence and expert recommendations on leveraging CGM for the optimal management of persons with diabetes.
Free for ADCES Members

  • Topic 1: Role and Recommendations for CGM to Improve Outcomes
  • Topic 2: Comparison of Available and Emerging CGM Technology
  • Topic 3: Diabetes Medical Minute: Incorporating CGM Into Practice
  • Podcast: Diabetes Medical Minute: Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in CGM

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