Feeling the need to “re-charge” my diabetes educator batteries, I recently attended a continuing education program which provided several excellent sessions. Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE , “Coping and Thriving with Diabetes: It’s just not a numbers game” presented some very practical suggestions in talking with patients and “connecting” with them. He offered that there […]
Articles written by Certified Diabetes Educators with practical tips for managing your diabetes.
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- Diabetes Talk: Dr. David Katz
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- Connecting with Patients: My Role as a Fit4D Diabetes Educator
- Helping Patients with Pattern Management
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- 5 Tips to Help Your Patients with Diabetes Stay on Track with Their Medication
- Helping Patients Find Their Voice: Too Much, Too Fast?
Helping Patients with Pattern Management Jessica Miller, RD, CDE Many of my patients understand the importance of monitoring their blood sugars. Many will even write them down and a few will even remember to take them to their diabetes visits with their physician. When I start discussing pattern management with my patients they often give […]
There’s a lot to think about when you make the decision on whether or not to transition from injections to pump therapy. Less injections. Most people with diabetes would say the biggest advantage to using an insulin pump is the elimination of multiple daily injections of insulin. Instead of being “poked” two to four times […]
Health care providers prescribe medications hundreds of times each week, but to a person newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, hearing “I want you to take ____” is a public admission of failure. Failure to lose weight. Not making time for exercise. Inability to change habits like flavored coffee for breakfast or a favorite aunt’s […]
As healthcare providers we tend to give a large amount of information to our patients at one time. It’s not that we don’t care or that we don’t understand adult learning; sometimes there is just a lot of new information that’s important to know. Think about the patient that is new to monitoring their blood […]