Diabetes Nerds Rejoice – ADA Standards 2021 are Here!

2021 ADA Standards include important changes that you won’t want to miss!

Diabetes nerds across the United States are staying up way past their bedtime to read the latest standards in diabetes! You can now revel in the updated ADA Standards in our CDCES Coach App. Dig into the latest diabetes care recommendations, while waiting for your Standards Booklet in the mail. 

Or you can join Coach Beverly for a virtual webinar that will walk you through these critical updates for your clinical practice and exam success. Join our ADA Standards Live Webinar on February 2nd at 11:30 am PST!

There are some exciting changes in the 2021 Standards.

Based on my review of this playbook for Diabetes Specialists, here are some of the highlights:

  • There is a focused blending of science and person-centered care, with an intentional exploration of uncovering barriers and exploring social determinants of health.
  • A new powerful acronym was released. CRN – which stands for Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence. ADA is working to raise awareness of cost as a barrier to care and encourage care providers to address cost issues on a regular basis. Especially with the current economic crisis, finances are more of a barrier than ever.
  • More clarification about Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.
  • Immunization clarification. Finally, I completely understand the vaccine guidelines, which are more comprehensive and detailed than ever. Thank you, ADA.
  • Given the shaming associated with a diabetes diagnosis, a new section on “mindful self-compassion” is included in the Facilitating Behavior Change section.
  • The medication management section just keeps getting better. This year’s version is more straightforward while incorporating the newest research findings in an algorithm that is easy to follow.
  • OVER basalization made the headlines in the Pharmacologic Approaches to Hyperglycemia section.  Too much basal insulin is an issue that we encounter way too often. These guidelines help to clarify what is too much basal and offer possible solutions.
  • Older adult guidelines include updates on glucose goals and prevention of hypoglycemia.

Want more details on the 2021 Standards?

Those are just some of the highlights, but there is so much more to discover. Please join Coach Beverly on February 2, 2021, at 11:30 am for her annual State of the Standards Live Webinar.

See complete Level 2 Standards of Care Webinar Schedule Here


Join Coach Beverly on February 2, 2021, for her annual
Level 2 – Standards of Care Update!

This course is an essential review for anyone in the field of diabetes. This course summarizes the 2021 updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and provides critical teaching points and content for health care professionals involved in diabetes care and education.

Earn 2.0 CEs and get ready to lead the charge to implement best care practices for the New Year. 

Topics Include:

  • A review of changes and updates to the 2021 ADA Standards of Medical Care
  • Identification of key elements of the position statement
  • Discussion of how diabetes educators can apply this information in their clinical setting

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