Top takeaways from AADE 2019
Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports posted from American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting, held August 9-12, 2019, in Houston.
Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were interested in how to use medications while on low-carb diets, the new name for the diabetes education specialty, diabetes technology updates and more.
All content from the meeting is available under the Meeting News tab.
Ketogenic, low-carb diets require diabetes medication adjustments
Health care providers must consider revising medication regimens when a person with diabetes adopts a ketogenic or other low-carbohydrate eating plan that can affect glucose levels and blood pressure.
New name for diabetes educators reflects AADE’s growing vision
“Diabetes care and education specialists” is the new name the American Association of Diabetes Educators unveiled for members. The new designation is designed to better reflect the role of educators as “the cornerstone of the diabetes care team.”
Hybrid closed-loop insulin system well tolerated, effective for lowering HbA1c
A retrospective chart review of adults with type 1 diabetes who used the Medtronic MiniMed 670G revealed generally favorable experiences with the technology as well as improvements in HbA1c.
‘Diabetes Garage’ improves self-care behaviors, outcomes among Hispanic men
Hispanic men with type 2 diabetes who attended a 4-week diabetes education pilot program developed around car culture, called Diabetes Garage, experienced modest improvements in weight, blood pressure and HbA1c.
Smart glucose meters improve diabetes management in pregnancy
Remote monitoring of pregnant women with diabetes via a smart glucose meter increased patient engagement with diabetes care and education specialists and better informed treatment decisions.