The annual conference of the American Association of Diabetes Educators met Aug. 17-20, 2018, in Baltimore. Endocrine Today was there to cover breaking news and new research in diabetes education. Below are the five most read articles from the meeting posted on Healio.com/Endocrinology:
New diabetes technology options can ease disease management, but education key
Recent developments and approvals in the diabetes technology space have revolutionized care and glycemic management for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but patients must be careful to avoid several key mistakes when using insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
Professional CGM offers diabetes educators chance to capture missing patient data
Professional continuous glucose monitoring technology can give the diabetes educator an opportunity to go “beyond the finger stick” and capture key, masked patient data to better fine-tune therapy and lifestyle recommendations, but it is important to keep several key tips in mind when educating patients about how the system works.
Stigma complicates online interactions in diabetes community
Members of the diabetes online community identify judgment, education and health care teams as major themes related to stigma.
For DIY ‘loopers,’ diabetes educators play important role
A person with diabetes who wants to build a do-it-yourself, closed-loop insulin delivery system already has access to the information needed to create the automated system; however, the support of an engaged diabetes educator is needed to help ensure good outcomes.
AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year champions person-centered language
The language we use in health care is not always conducive to successful self-management of disease, Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE, program director and faculty for the online-only master of science in diabetes education and management program at Teachers College Columbia University, told Endocrine Today.