Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
August 18, 2018
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VIDEO: Nonprofit brings patient voice to policy advocacy

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BALTIMORE — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE, talks with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, CEO of the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition about some of the organization’s current initiatives. DPAC is a nonprofit group that “provides the patient voice in policy advocacy,” Aprigliano said, focusing on safety, quality and access.

Among other projects, DPAC is currently concerned with achieving passage of the federal Diabetes Self-Management Training Act, which would expand Medicare coverage of this diabetes education to more than the current 10 hours of training in the first year and to settings beyond the hospital or clinic. It would also allow diabetes and medical nutrition training on the same day, contrary to today's rules.

Watch the video for more.