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AADE13 Daily News

August 10

  • Sat Guided Imagery Guided imagery can benefit diabetes patients, keynote speaker saysGuided imagery is a potential intervention for diabetes patients that involves calming words, soothing music and positive images designed to promote relaxation and target specific health goals, according to Friday’s keynote speaker, Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD, a psychotherapist and creator of Health Journeys,a guided-imagery resource company in Akron, Ohio. A large number of studies have […] Read More
  • Sat Blood Glucose Blood glucose monitoring and insulin pump technology is expanding and improvingNew devices and technology are expanding the options and improving the safety and efficacy of the blood glucose meters and insulin pumps used in diabetes care. A breakout session Friday provided a comprehensive overview of the advances being made in blood glucose monitors, continuous glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps. “Blood glucose can be monitored […] Read More
  • Sat Educators Educators share practice innovationsDiabetes education programs are not all cut from the same cloth. Friday, five educators shared the unique challenges and successes of their diabetes programs so a room packed with peers could learn from each other during “Innovations: The Secret Weapon for Success in Your Diabetes Education Program.” “It is important to recognize the type of […] Read More
  • Sat Motivated Motivated to change: Innovative inpatient interviewing strategies yield resultsAs the saying goes: “If you’re talking, you’re not listening!” Striking the right balance between listening and conducting meaningful conversations with patients in the inpatient setting is the focus of today’s breakout session, S11 “Partnering for Change: Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Inpatients, A Unique Approach,” which will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in […] Read More
  • Sat Diabetes Education Szedak Diabetes education with attitudeTo call Divabetic a diabetes support group is an understatement, according to its founder and director, Max Szadek. Divabetic offers more than support. This national, nonprofit based in Philadelphia, offers a lifeline to women affected with diabetes, empowering them to stay healthy and positive about their self-care management with a “glam more, fear less” philosophy […] Read More
  • Flex communication styles to garner patient understandingAsk any diabetes educator if he or she ever had a patient misunderstand a direction, and you’ll likely get a resounding ‘yes’ in reply. For example, a popular story making the rounds is the one about a patient practicing insulin injection on an orange. He then mistakenly thought he was supposed to drink the juice […] Read More
  • Sat Can The Obesity Can the obesity epidemic be resolved?Is there a solution to the obesity epidemic, asked the speaker for Wednesday’s breakout session on obesity, Eva M. Vivian, PharmD, MS, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE. Her answer was that prevention is preferable to drug treatment as a solution. Obesity is a major public health threat and economic burden on health care throughout the world, said […] Read More
  • Coaches create culture of healthCombining the strengths of employers, employees and healthcare providers can be a powerful strategy in diabetes education. The workplace makes up a significant part of an individual’s daily life, so why not leverage all it has to offer? That’s the focus of today’s breakout session, S12 “Win! Win! Win! Employers, Employees and Health Coaches,” presented […] Read More

August 9

  • Fri Chronic Disease Chronic disease management key to helping obese patientsThere are no quick fixes. It’s a clarion call Arya Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC, founder of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON), shared with AADE13 attendees during Thursday’s keynote address, “The 5As of Obesity Management.” “If there is one single thing you can do for your patients, then simply acknowledge the fact that weight management and […] Read More
  • Fri Speakers Review Speakers review lipid treatment guidelines for diabetes patientsAfter three years of trying to develop new guidelines for the management of dyslipidemia under the aegis of the National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel (ATP), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced in June that it is getting out of the guideline business. Instead of issuing ATP-IV guidelines, it will make […] Read More
  • Fri Educators Assert Educators assert themselves to change cultures at hospitalsDiabetes education often seems focused on outpatient care, but it also plays a major role inside the hospital, where establishing protocols and educating the staff are keys to improved treatment of patients with diabetes. A breakout session Thursday allowed two experienced educators to share processes they developed to help improve that treatment. “Inpatient Glycemic Management: […] Read More
  • Thurs Strategies Scheiner Educator of the Year leads through mentorshipSugar Land, Texas: It’s a town name that would give any diabetes educator great pause. For Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, it became the ironic place on the map where he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Scheiner had been having all the telltale signs — weight loss, excessive drinking, and repeated trips to the bathroom […] Read More
  • Understanding insulin action, dosing keys in U-500 treatmentsU-500 insulin is increasingly being used to control severe insulin resistance, but the change requires diabetes educators to have a thorough understanding of insulin action and dosing intricacies for patients. A breakout session Wednesday explained the principles of insulin resistance and presented one facility’s process for determining dosing. During “Declare Your Independence in Your Understanding […] Read More
  • NDEP toolkits provide support in serving ethnic minoritiesThe National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative, offers toolkits tailored to support healthcare professionals in their work with ethnic minority youths and adults with diabetes. Discover the effective use of these toolkits by attending F10 “Addressing Emotional Health in Ethnic Minority Youths and Adults with Diabetes” from […] Read More
  • Fri Educactors Encounter Educators encounter unique challenges with toddlers, children and adolescentsEducating children and their parents about managing diabetes raises a number of unique challenges that require knowledge of developmental stages from infancy to adulthood and a solid plan to address the psychosocial and physical needs of children and adolescents. In Wednesday’s breakout session, “Toddlers Through Young Adults: Navigating the Choices and Challenges Through the Years,” […] Read More
  • Fri Cultivate Greenberg Cultivate relationships to help patients do betterThe most overlooked experts in achieving diabetes health targets are the patients themselves. Learn how to bring out and work with your patients’ skills and abilities by attending F05 “Dancing Together: The Power of a Relationship-Centered Approach” from 8:00 am to 9:30 am today in room 118. This breakout session features well-known diabetes patient expert […] Read More
  • Tailored meal planning key for patients with diabetesWith so many fad diets and diet products being touted, it’s no surprise that both patients and educators can lose track of why nutrition and meal planning are important. In WKSHP03 “Diabetes Meal Planning: What Patients Should Eat” from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm today, presenters will set the record straight. “For people with type […] Read More
  • Fri SMAs Watts SMAs enhance role of diabetes educators, increase patient knowledge, satisfactionShared medical appointments (SMAs) can be an effective way to bring together patients with diabetes with common needs and increase access to diabetes self-management education. Sharon A. Watts, DNP, RN-BC, CDE, the speaker for Friday afternoon’s workshop on “Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments and CDEs: Roles, Responsibilities and What Works,” will describe why shared appointments are […] Read More
  • Fri Workshop Delves Schreiner Workshop delves into BC-ADM satisfaction levelsWho better to share perspectives on why diabetes educators might want to become board certified in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM) than three diabetes professionals — a nurse, a dietitian and a pharmacist — who each have the BC-ADM credential. In the “What’s in It for Me and My Career?” workshop from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm […] Read More

August 8

  • Thurs Speaker Manages Speaker manages type 1 diabetes with exercise, starts cycling teamExercise is the “billion-dollar drug” for the control of diabetes that does not get prescribed enough, said Wednesday’s general session keynote speaker, Phil Southerland, who related his inspirational story of growing up with type 1 diabetes, discovering the power of exercise in controlling the disease and founding a cycling team made up of athletes with […] Read More
  • Thurs Program Bridges Program bridges diabetes, weight-management education gapThe Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) DSME and CARE (Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment, Research, and Education) programs had a vision to bridge the gap between the delivery of diabetes education and weight-management education services. Traditionally, many hospital-based pediatric DSME programs are type 1 diabetes-specific. However, the large number of children with obesity and type 2 diabetes in […] Read More
  • Thurs DSA Winner Tomky DSA winner devoted to educationDonna Tomky, MSN, C-NP, ANP-BC, CDE, FAADE, could not have predicted 38 years ago when at 23 she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that she would become a diabetes educator. Because of her outstanding contributions and service, Tomky has been named AADE’s 2013 Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award Winner. “I am deeply honored […] Read More
  • Thurs Mobile Apps Katz Mobile apps extend reach of diabetes educatorsDuring AADE13, the mobile phone is something to be silenced and stowed. … well, at least during the educational sessions. At today’s “Mobile Apps for Glycemic Control” the mobile phone will be elevated to a “hand-held computer that will recreate the relationship you have with your patients.” So said Richard J. Katz, MD, professor of […] Read More
  • Thurs Research Committee Research Committee names top three postersThe Research Committee announced Wednesday the winners of this year’s research poster presentations. Sheri K. Colberg, PhD, Manuel Hernandez, and Fatima G. Shahzad received the first place award for poster no. R48, “The Big Blue Test: Immediate Impact of Exercise on Blood Glucose in People with Diabetes.” “This is the first time I’ve brought a […] Read More
  • Thurs Check Out Check out Diabetes Goal Tracker App at AADE boothLaunching at this meeting is Diabetes Goal Tracker, AADE’s new mobile app to help people with diabetes set and track lifestyle and behavior change goals essential for their diabetes self-management. Stop by the AADE booth and see how this new tool complements and extends your diabetes education sessions. Thank you to our sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim, […] Read More
  • Thurs Kick Into Kick into gear with the AADE13 5KJoin us at historic Fairmount Park, for the AADE13 5K — Leading Through Education. Registration will begin at 5:30 am Friday followed by a warm-up at 5:45 am. The race will begin promptly at 6:00 am. The event is supported by Novo Nordisk. If you have not picked up your race number or registered yet, […] Read More
  • Initiative improves outcomes, transforms rolesSpeakers for a breakout session today will describe an evidence-based pay-for-performance initiative they implemented at the Lehigh Valley Health Network that helped improve diabetes patient outcomes and advanced their own roles and status within the network. The session will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am in Room 126. Leading off T10 “Improving Inpatient Diabetes […] Read More
  • Thurs AADE Expands kanzer AADE expands global reach into China with international certificateAADE is entering a new era of training diabetes educators internationally through the launch of a pilot program to support diabetes self-management education in China. Learn about the launch of this promising global endeavor by attending T20 “Developing and Piloting the First AADE International Certificate Program” from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm today in Room 126. […] Read More
  • Thurs National Survey National survey seeks to improve diabetes educationEfforts to educate those at risk of getting diabetes about the dangers and management of the disease seem to have hit a plateau, according to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) National Diabetes Survey. So the NDEP is recommitting itself to improving the effectiveness of the education campaign. Wednesday’s breakout session, “NDEP National Diabetes Survey […] Read More
  • Thurs DEAP kolb DEAP interpretive guidance revisions: Support is keyA breakout session today will provide an overview of AADE’s Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) and discuss the changes to the program’s interpretive guidance in light of 2012 revisions to the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. T09 “DEAP and the Revised National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support” will be from […] Read More
  • Thurs Engaged Mack_Brooks Engaged community enhances health and wellnessCommunity leaders may be more influential than they realize in promoting chronic health awareness and disease prevention, including diabetes education. And that may just improve the health of their communities. As a new hospital model suggests, such influence can result in better patient outcomes. In their Thursday breakout session, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm […] Read More
  • Charting the course for inpatient insulin pumpsEncountering a patient with an insulin pump in tow might make a hospital-based staff nurse feel lost at sea. The sheer variety of pumps, along with lack of training and support could rock the boat in a patient’s insulin management. Today’s T14 “Safe Insulin Pump Management in the Inpatient Setting: Prepare to Set Sail,” from […] Read More
  • Strategies to control glucose levels after mealsIn people with diabetes, glucose levels typically leap upward after meals. These postprandial spikes are familiar to diabetes educators and their patients, but they do not have to be inevitable. “Most diabetes educators are well aware of the spikes, but they feel powerless to fix them,” said Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, owner and clinical director […] Read More

August 7

  • Wed Welcome City_Hall Welcome to AADE13 in PhiladelphiaBy Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE AADE president I bring you a warm welcome to AADE13 and celebration of AADE’s 40th anniversary! This year’s theme, “The Point of Possible,” illustrates the vast breadth of opportunities you’ll discover during this gathering of 3,000 diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals. From participating in enlightening education sessions, to […] Read More
  • Wed Presenter Looks Daley_Small Presenter looks at screening, treating gestational diabetesA thought-to-be “healthy” pregnancy can quickly generate worry and anxiety when a woman is diagnosed with gestational diabetes. When the timing of screening for the condition should take place and how those patients should be treated is the topic of much debate. Julie Daley, MS, RN, CDE, diabetes nurse clinician and educator at the Women’s […] Read More
  • Wed Awardee Emodies Haas Awardee embodies qualities of ‘Living Legend’Don’t tell Linda B. Haas, PhC, RN, CDE, that retirement involves relaxation. After 34 years with the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, she retired on March 31, 2012, but she has not slowed down. She continues to give lectures, participate in committee work and write for scholarly publications. Haas, who […] Read More
  • Wed Diabetes Educators Key Massaro Diabetes educators key in shared medical appointmentsIndividual appointments for patients with type 2 diabetes are giving way to shared medical appointments (SMA) as the disease continues to reach epidemic proportions. Elaine Massaro, MS, RN, CDE, will explore this growing trend and how it can work for your organization in her breakout session, W06 “Alternative Models — Shared Medical Appointments: One Size […] Read More
  • Be alert for ‘diabesity’ in persons with profound mental illnessDiabetes educator Roberta Silber, MSN, RN, CDE, and psychiatric nurse Melford Heisler, RN, have connected the dots between the spiking rates of “diabesity” (obesity and diabetes) in persons with mental illness and their use of second generation antipsychotic medications. What they discovered inspired them to develop the session W02 “Diabesity: The New Tardive Dyskinesia? Second […] Read More
  • Corporate Symposia, Product Theaters ticketing processAADE’s registration process makes it easy to sign up to attend a Corporate Symposium  or Product Theater. Look for the designated CS/PT Ticket Desk in the registration area. At this counter, attendees can obtain tickets to the various events. Note: Attendees are limited to one (1) ticket per event time. Seats are limited, so get your […] Read More
  • Meet the poster presentersGet firsthand insights into the poster presentations by meeting with the authors from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm today in Exhibit Hall E. Enjoy light refreshments while taking in more than 65 posters. During this reception, the Research Committee will select the first-, second- and third-place poster awards from the research poster presentations on display. […] Read More
  • Wed CV Comorbidities Kringas CV comorbidities in youths with T2D require aggressive interventionIf the recent TODAY (Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) trial demonstrated anything, it is that cardiovascular comorbidities are strikingly aggressive in youths with type 2 diabetes. Patricia Kringas, MA, RN, CDE, who presented TODAY trial results last year, will share management and treatment strategies this year during W05 “Children and […] Read More
  • Individualized nutrition interventions paramount for prediabetes, metabolic syndromeWe’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” But in today’s breakout session, W27 “Novel Nutrition Interventions for the Prediabetic State — Specific Dietary Components for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes,” the food that people with prediabetes and metabolic syndrome consume may be doing even more harm than realized. The session will […] Read More
  • Wed Research Advances Pinney Research advances could lead to prevention of type 2 diabetesToday’s groundbreaking research in administering a glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 agonist into an animal model newborn could one day lead to therapy to prevent humans from developing type 2 diabetes and obesity in later life. Learn about these exciting advances when pediatric endocrinologist Sara Pinney, MD, MS, presents W24 “The Role of Epigenetics in the Fetal […] Read More
  • Wed Changing Beh Ives Changing behavior one thought at a timePatients with diabetes can think themselves into bad behaviors, and they can think themselves into good behaviors. That is the premise behind cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. And for diabetes educators, CBT can be an added tool to treat depression, mood disorders, lack of adherence, and other problems that can exacerbate diabetes. “Cognitive behavioral therapy […] Read More
  • Help form a Post-Career COIAre you retired or nearing retirement? If so, join members like you who have expressed an interest in forming a Post-Career Community of Interest from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday at the Marriott Hotel, Franklin 3. Read More
  • Session recordingsAADE will capture the audio/slides of all presentations, subject to individual speaker authorization. These recordings will be available for purchase in MP4 video format or MP3 audio. Stop by the session recordings counter in the registration area, Exhibit Hall E, for special on-site pricing. Otherwise, visit the session recordings website for standard pricing. Audio recording, videotaping or […] Read More