Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


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Understanding, Advocating For and Integrating Technology-Enabled Care

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Diabetes Can Be Exhausting but Technology Provides Solutions 

A survey released by ADCES and supported by Sanofi found that people with diabetes reported they are doing everything they possibly can to mange their diabetes, yet still feel guilty about not doing a better job. The stress and distress of diabetes and 24/7 self-management can be overwhelming. However, technology offers support and relief. 

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.

Find out how to approach technology-enabled care in review from ADCES: A New Taxonomy for Technology-Enabled Diabetes Self-Management Interventions: Results of an Umbrella Review.


Advocating for Technology-Enabled Care

The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as a Champions of Technology Integration

Diabetes care and education specialists should play a central role in establishing and maintaining technology-enabled care in a variety of practice settings to optimize outcomes for people with diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions. This paper will help you in advocating for your role promoting technology integration within your health system, employer and the care team.

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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.

Appendix A: Technology and Human Resources Requirements

Technology Disparities and Therapeutic Inertia: A Call to Action for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

The ultimate goal of technology is to enable data-driven decision-making and collaboration between an individual and their care team to overcome the serious issue of therapeutic inertia. Diabetes care and education specialists can serve as technology champions and lead the team toward a future with increased technology access and improved health outcomes. Find out how in this call to action from ADCES in Practice.


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