Health care organizations issue joint framework to increase utilization of diabetes self-management education and support

Seven leading diabetes organizations issued a consensus report today highlighting the value of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services as part of comprehensive diabetes medical care. The report provides compelling evidence for the need for increased utilization of DSMES, four key times that DSMES is most beneficial, and specific recommendations for both clinicians and health systems to increase access to and participation in DSMES services.

As US Demographics Evolve, New Guidance Highlights the Need for Culturally Competent, Individualized Care in People with Diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today released new guidance and supporting resources to help healthcare professionals engage in care that is tailored to an individual’s needs. The new practice paper Cultural and Health Literacy Considerations with Diabetes details the role of the diabetes care and education specialist and greater diabetes care team in assessing for and managing health literacy, numeracy and cultural competency.

AADE Announces Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice in Honor of Late AADE President

he Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice will recognize a nurse practitioner who continues to advance the integration of self-management behaviors with clinical management through practice, health plan or health system innovation. The recipient will receive up to $1,000 in travel and complimentary registration to the AADE annual conference.