The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Integrating Continuous Glucose Monitors into Practice with Diana Isaacs

Episode Summary

In this episode, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) expert Diana Isaacs explains the difference between CGMs and BGMs (blood glucose monitors), provides guidance on selecting the right device, and advice on how providers can onboard people with diabetes to their new devices. We also discuss how healthcare providers and diabetes educators can implement CGMs into their practice and why diabetes educators in particular should be leading the charge to incorporate more technology in practice. We wrap up the conversation with a brief discussion on what’s coming next and what you can do right now to better inform yourself about CGM.

Episode Notes

Resources mentioned in the episode:

DANA – www.DANAtech.org,
DANA is a benefit of AADE membership. Login with your AADE member ID

The Diabetes Educator Role in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Paper – https://www.danatech.org/resources/the-diabetes-educator-role-in-continuous-glucose-monitoring/

AADE's Project Vision – https://www.diabeteseducator.org/about-aade/project-vision

CGM Connecting the Dots course – https://www.danatech.org/education-course?prd_key=26999a89-7eb7-45ba-9dff-cf4e5febb7f6&type=Course

CGM Data in Clinical Practice course – https://www.danatech.org/education-course?prd_key=6889ce34-81fa-4bf3-93c5-51bfd36cd313&type=Course

The Ins and Outs of Starting a CGM Program Webinar – https://www.danatech.org/education-course?prd_key=123489c0-0d37-4ebc-919d-ca942816484e&type=Course

CGM Reference Guide from The Diabetes Educator – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0145721718818066