Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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Understanding, Integrating and Translating Technology in Diabetes Care

Technology is changing every aspect of self-management and continues to shape the expectations of health systems, payers and providers. Diabetes care and education specialists are poised to play a central role in the integration and implementation of this growing area, to optimize care and improve outcomes. ADCES has developed guidance and resources to support your role in technology integration and translation and reinforce your expertise within the larger care team.

Understanding Technology-Enabled Care

A Framework for Optimizing Technology-Enabled Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Care and Education

Diabetes technology has demonstrated value in both the care of the individual and as a tool to support population-level health improvements. Using the ICC framework for technology-enabled care, you can optimize diabetes and cardiometabolic care by identifying, configuring and collaborating. This approach leverages the expertise of the diabetes care and education specialist, the multiplicity of technologies, and integration with the care team.

This document will help you:

  • Understand the ICC framework for optimizing technology-enabled diabetes and cardiometabolic care and education.
  • Advocate for the adoption and acceptance of technology to recognize the full potential for improving care.
  • Promote your role as a technology champion to leadership.
  • Provide expert advice on the integration of diabetes technology into the clinical paradigm in order to reduce therapeutic inertia.
  • Identify and use tools like DATAA and others housed at Danatech to incorporate diabetes technologies.

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team


Integrating Technology Into Care

Technology Integration: The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in Practice 

Diabetes care and education specialists play a central role in defining and establishing a technology-enabled practice setting that is efficient and sustainable. Through one-on-one discussion and guidance, you can work with clients to determine readiness for technology integration into management and take steps to start the process.

This paper will help you:

  • Determine readiness to initiate implementation of diabetes technology in all practice settings.
  • Create a process to make technology part of the care plan for people with diabetes.
  • Initiate steps to determine the right tech for each individual.
  • Identify billing and coding for technology implementation.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of data interpretation paired with the right tech for improved outcomes.

Appendix A: Technology and Human Resources Requirements

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

The Huddle is available on all major podcast platforms including Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher. Listen to previous episodes of The Huddle

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