The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Optimizing Care With Diabetes Education: A Consensus Report

Episode Summary

Evidence shows diabetes education works, but to increase utilization it takes a collaborative approach. Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDCES and Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDCES, FAADE walk us through the recent work by ADCES and several other organization to develop a consensus report on diabetes self-management education and support, with specific recommendations for providers, payers, health systems and the diabetes care team.

Episode Notes

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Powers, MA, Bardsley, JK, Cypress, M, et al. Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Consensus Report of the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of PAs, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Pharmacists Association. The Diabetes Educator. 2020;0 10.1177/0145721720930959