Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Practice Resources

Understanding, Advocating For and Integrating Technology-Enabled 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.

Diabetes Can Be Exhausting but Technology Provides Solutions 

A new 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.


Advocating for Technology-Enabled Care

The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as a Champion 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.

Additional Resources

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

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