New president officially recognized at the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Kellie Antinori-Lent, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES was officially recognized last week at the meeting of the board of directors as the 2020 president of the newly rebranded Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES).

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Former AADE rebrands as Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

The former American Association of Diabetes Educators is now the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). The rebranding reflects the association’s shift from referencing the specialty title as “diabetes educator” to the more comprehensive “diabetes care and education specialist.” The new title more accurately signifies the range of expertise diabetes care and education specialists provide to people with diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic conditions, the health care system, payers and providers.

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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.

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