AADE 2016

The American Association of Diabetes Educators' Annual Meeting is set for August 12-15, 2016, in San Diego, California. This 14,000-member multidisciplinary professional membership organization includes nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management, and support.


   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
While there has been some recent progress, bias pervades healthcare when it comes to obesity treatment. This gives patients less access to care than they receive for other chronic conditions, even though obesity causes some of those conditions.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
More than 3500 sites offer diabetes self-management education, and speakers at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators discussed how this system could be engaged to bring the Diabetes Prevention Program to all 50 states.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
Despite recent progress by advocates, children with type 1 diabetes still face discrimination at school. A panel at the meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators spelled out what laws apply, what plans schools must have, and how certified diabetes educators can help allay fears and misunderstanding.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
An administrator and a dietitian presented their blueprint for shared appointments, which they said offer patients both individual attention and group support.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
The transition to a value-based payment system may ultimately reward diabetes educators, but right now these professionals see challenges on the front lines.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
A study found that certified diabetes educators embedded in a primary practice, while consulting with an endocrinologist, were able to dramatically improve A1C in a short time by overcoming clinical inertia.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
Payers are making investments in care coordination to halt the overuse of services and medication. Certified diabetes educators (CDEs) are ideal candidates for this role, since so much of high healthcare spending is due to chronic disease.
   |    AADE 2016 > Mary Caffrey
Getting diabetes self-management education within reach of the target audience means putting trainers into primary care practices. A program from the University of Washington shows how to transport lessons from an academic center into local clinics.
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