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  • July eNews  | A Radical New Approach to Diabetes Care Needed

    Happy July!

    Did you know that only about 50% of people in the U.S. are reaching the A1C target of less than 7%?

    And only 22% of Americans reached all 3 targets for A1C, blood pressure, and lipids.

    Unfortunately, the percentage of people reaching these goals has declined or stalled over the past ten years. These disappointing results are based on an analysis of the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) published in NEJM this June.

    But I have hope for several reasons!

    First, Diabetes Care and Education Specialists can continue to raise awareness of the ADA Standards of Care for Diabetes and advocate for initiating first-line and add-on therapies in their work settings. Plus, we can encourage streamlining of the referral process to facilitate participant access to DSMES and to RD/RDN for initial and ongoing lifestyle and nutrition counseling. Plus, we discuss lots more ideas to improve care in the article below.

    Second, I am excited to highlight our interview with a health care visionary and leader, Dr. Avni Shah, who is moving forward with a radical approach to providing diabetes care to our most vulnerable populations designed to improve outcomes.

    Third, to improve care, we need more CDCES’s and taking the exam just got a little bit easier. By the end of the year, we will be able to take the CDCES exam from our home or other remote locations.

    In this newsletter, we also dive into a Pediatric Question of the Week and explore Preparation for Surgery with our Rationale of the Week. We are thrilled by the interest & response to our Live San Diego Course in October and look forward to gathering together again in person.

    Keep cool everyone,

    Coach Beverly, Bryanna, Jackson, and Robert

    Click here to read our full July 2021 newsletter.

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  • On Sale: ADA Standards of Care Book

    The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is on sale for $24.95. This book is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. One of the most important pieces of literature to read prior to becoming a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and for clinical practice.


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