BALTIMORE — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE, talks with Paul Madden, MEd, managing director of diabetes, science and medicine for the American Diabetes Association, about measures of success for diabetes interventions “beyond HbA1c.”
“Everybody knows there’s so much more to a life with diabetes than your average blood sugar over 2 to 3 months,” Madden told Endocrine Today. Instead, quality of life issues, such as mental health and productivity measures, must be considered when assessing a healthy life with diabetes, he said. The American Diabetes Association is partnering with mental health and social worker organizations to ensure those professionals have an understanding of diabetes.
Watch the video for more.