Blood Sugar Rising: America’s Hidden Diabetes Epidemic | Free Resource Friday

PBS is streaming a new documentary, Blood Sugar Rising: America’s Hidden Diabetes Epidemic that follows the diabetes epidemic in the United States.

“It’s time to stop victim-shaming people with diabetes,” said Dan Hurley, scientific journalist, and author.

Through a scientific lens, Blood Sugar Rising, explores the history of diabetes and focuses on the environmental, social, and economical factors of this epidemic.

The documentary centers on the lived experience of people with diabetes, humanizing the impact that diabetes can have on an individual. Through these experiences, we see first-hand how much shame & blame is put on people living with diabetes.

Click here to watch the full video.


Diabetes 2020 – Virtual Conference!
Now with COVID-19 Update
7.5 CEs | $89

The COVID Pandemic is taking a toll on people with diabetes. What is the critical information Diabetes Care and Education Specialists need as we navigate this pandemic? How can take a leadership role in providing sound recommendations while helping to manage the full range of diabetes issues, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular risk reduction?

Coach Beverly has created this four-session virtual course so that participants can delve deep into the topics that are most pressing for diabetes care now and in the future. We will focus on improving population health and then drill down to individual intervention through case studies. We will discuss implementing cardiovascular risk screening and treatment in the clinical setting and more!

All Courses are Recorded and Ready for Viewing in our Online University!

Session 1 – Getting to the Heart of Care – 1.5 CEs 

  • Our role as Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
  • Diabetes and the COVID Pandemic
  • ADA and 2020 Medication Management Algorithm –

Session 2 – Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Strategies – 1.5 CEs

  • ADA and AACE Guidelines for CV Risk Reduction
  • Implement Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Addressing Hypertension, Lipids and Weight – A Case Study Approach

Session 3 – Lower Extremity Assessment and Intervention – 1.5 CEs 

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease vs Vascular Disease
  • Lower extremity assessment techniques
  • Prevention strategies and education

Session 4 – Making meaningful Connections and a Vision for the Future – 1.5 CEs 

  • Adverse Child Experiences – ACE and Impact of Diabetes and other Health Outcomes
  • Improving health- From individuals to populations

All Courses are Recorded and Ready for Viewing in our Online University!


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