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Leveraging Technology for Better Outcomes

Technology is integrated into so much of what diabetes educators do. You're expected to be up to speed on the latest devices and counted on to interpret the data they produce. Individuals come to you with questions about apps, and providers are looking for someone to help them keep up with new products in the marketplace. 

Make yourself invaluable by becoming tech proficient!




From the AADE Blog

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Embrace Technology – It Will Transform Your Patients’ Lives and Modernize Your Practice

By Kellie Antinori-Lent, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

My story is just one of so many others, all of us embracing technology in new ways. We know that it is more than teaching your patients how to use a glucose meter, insulin pump or CGM. It also includes integration of these devices, uploading/downloading for efficient care collaboration and data interpretation. It requires us to discuss web-based and mobile diabetes coaching and support systems (also known as digital therapeutics), provide guidance on diabetes apps and steer our patients to helpful peer support and social media communities.





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DANAtech – Your All Things Diabetes Technology Website

AADE has created DANAtech, the perfect tool to help you become a valuable resource for your patients and colleagues. A member-only website, DANAtech includes:

  • Wide range of information on products in the diabetes tech space: CGMs; BGMs; insulin pumps, delivery devices and infusion sets; digital health platforms and medication delivery devices. Product specs, training and educational resources.
  • Educational courses, many that are free to AADE members, that provide in-depth exploration of key technologies. A perfect example is our popular, 5-CE online course on CGM.
  • DANAteh App Review lets you recommend apps with confidence. We’ve worked with a 3rd party to review common diabetes apps looking at key privacy and usability criteria as well as how well in fits within the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors framework.
  • Journal, magazine and e-newsletter articles that share research, patient insights and tips/tricks on managing diabetes.
  • The Technology COI is housed here and encourages peer-to-peer sharing and discussions on real-life technology-related challenges.

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Related Education in DANAtech

There’s a wide array of technology education within DANAtech, from courses that help you understand CGMs to device-specific videos. Take a look around to see the full breadth of choices, but here are a few key online courses everyone should know about:

Online Course: Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Connecting the Dots
5 hours of FREE CE for AADE members

CGM is not only for people with type 1 diabetes, but has also been shown to be effective at improving self-care for people with type 2 diabetes. Do you have the skills to help the population you serve wear a CGM? Can you assist in the interpretation of the results so they can make real-time changes to medication delivery, exercise or meal plans to improve their blood glucose results? If not, this free-for-members course is for you.

Online Course: Individualizing and Optimizing Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)
6 Hours of Free CE for AADE members

While CGM is the future, most people with diabetes are using meters to manage their blood glucose. This 6-hour course will give you the skills you need to help individuals interpret the results and adjust their behaviors accordingly.

Recorded Webinar: CGM Data in Clinical Practice
1.5 Hours of Free CE for AADE members, 90 minute webinar

Learn how to identify the various components in CGM reports, develop a systematic approach to sifting through the data and generate key discussion points from the data when working with the PWD. Will highlight the use of an inter-professional team approach and provide practical pearls regarding which reports may work best for given practice settings or patient populations.

Recorded Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Starting a CGM Program 
1.5 Hours of Free CE for AADE members, 90 minute webinar

Learn the ins and outs of starting a CGM program utilizing both professional and personal CGM. The expert co-presenters have each successfully started a program in a rural setting and a big health-system respectively. Topics include the logistics of setting up a new program including reimbursement details, patient recruitment, getting referrals, insurance coverage, maintaining inventory for professional CGM, and helping patients transition from professional to personal CGM.

Recorded Webinar: Digital Technology and Connected Health
1.5 Hours of Free CE for AADE members, 90 minute webinar

Explore current DSMES connected health solutions and learn what's in store for the future. Will cover e-patient engagement, social media, mobile apps, digital health platforms, and devices (pumps, CGMs and hybrid closed loop systems).

Recorded Webinar: Population Health Diabetes Education: Leveraging Digital Health and Patient-Generated Health Data
1.5 CE. 90 minutes

Presents a framework for expanding the role of the diabetes educator in population health diabetes education and provides strategies for educators to lead clinical transformation efforts leveraging digital health.  

Recorded Webinar: What's to Come in 2019: Diabetes Technology and Treatment Updates
1.5 CE, 90 minutes

Practical, real world approach to what diabetes educators need to know about medications and technology. Includes formulations and indications for GLP1 agonists, SGLT-1 inhibitors, glucagon and novel new agents, as well as smart pens, CGMs, pumps and what's in the pipeline to achieve a true artificial pancreas.  





In the Pipeline

  • CGM Certificate Program - Expected release October 2019
  • Insulin Pump Management & Pump Certificate Program - Expected in 2020
  • Hybrid Closed Loop & Connected Devices CE Courses - Expected in 2020

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The AADE annual conference in Houston on August 9-12 – had multiple sessions that addressed technology. We are currently compiling recorded versions into a bundle to release in October. Please check back then.  

How Can We Reach You? Incorporating Telehealth into the Employee DSMES Program covers the challenges and benefits of offering DSMES via telehealth.

A Technology-Enabled, Diabetes Specialist Delivered Endocrinologist Supported Approach to Achieve Clinical and Cost-Effective Outcomes in Primary Care reviews how one health system offered a 12-week, technology-enabled “bootcamp.”

It’s About Time: The Use of CGM for Optimal Diabetes Care will offer an overview of CGMs on the market and demonstrate how to leverage CGM reporting of time in range and ambulatory glucose profiles to optimize care.

CGMs Work. Let’s Use Them! shows how diabetes educators are uniquely positioned to support the adoption of this key monitoring technology.

Collaborative Care: Physician and Diabetes Specialist Real World Use of Professional CGM in Primary Care covers the challenges and successes of implementing Professional CGM in an outpatient setting, and how it can be incorporated into workflows and increase reimbursement

Practical Implementation and Optimization of a Closed Loop System will provide tools to train individuals on this closed loop system and use it to improve outcomes and satisfaction.

Why I Can’t Live Without DANAtech: Stories From The Wild will be a panel discussion offering ways to integrate DANAtech into your practice.

Revolutionizing Insulin Pump and Sensor Education follows a Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center program which implemented an insulin pump and sensor program that utilizes strategies like group visits and shared medical appointments to provide peer support.

Interpreting Pump and CGM Data: Navigating the Maze will provide pearls for data interpretation via evaluation of interesting cases.

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