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AADE13 Meeting Highlights

  • AADE13 enriches diabetes educatorsFor the thousands of diabetes educators who convened in Philadelphia August 7-10 for AADE13, it’s clear from the enthusiasm they shared onsite and online that they are reinvigorated to help improve the lives of their patients. Attendees took in keynote addresses, breakout sessions, workshops, and special courses. They learned about the many products and services […] Read More
  • Keynote speakers enlighten and inspireHighly respected keynote speakers engaged AADE13 attendees with insightful perspectives during four jam-packed general sessions. The impressive lineup brought human behaviorist BJ Fogg, PhD; psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD; obesity management expert Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC; and Team Type 1 Founder Phil Southerland. Motivation, ability, trigger: Essential for […] Read More
  • Experts address AACE diabetes management algorithm and ADA nutrition guidelinesThe American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) published a comprehensive diabetes management algorithm this year in Endocrine Practice, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is in the process of updating its nutrition guidelines for publication in October. Both were the topics at an August 10 breakout session, “News You Can Use: Updated ADA Nutrition Guidelines and […] Read More
  • Session explores blood pressure goals for people with hypertension and diabetesAbout 16 percent of all deaths in the United States — nearly 1,000 deaths a day — are attributed to hypertension. High blood pressure is a common comorbid condition in people with diabetes. In an August 8 breakout session, two clinical pharmacists provided an update on the latest recommendations on blood pressure (BP) targets in […] Read More
  • Special understanding, education needed to control diabetes in minority groupsType 2 diabetes is a growing problem across the United States, but it is particularly a problem for minority populations, especially African-Americans. During the August 10 workshop “Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Education in Minority Populations: Strategies to Success,” two speakers helped diabetes educators gain greater success with these populations. To improve outcomes for minorities, the starting […] Read More
  • Diabetes and psychiatric disorders: A debilitating combinationManaging diabetes can be difficult for even the most dedicated of patients. Add in a psychiatric disorder, and managing the complexities of both can cause individuals to feel like they have been set up to fail. In an August 10 breakout session, “Understanding the Impact Psychiatric Disorders Play on Managing One’s Blood Glucose Control,” Eliot […] Read More
  • Thank you to the Program and Host committeesThank you to the 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee and Host Committee. Many dedicated volunteers worked hard to make AADE13 better than ever. We would like to thank them for putting in countless hours to help give meeting attendees an experience they will remember and benefit from for years to come. Program Committee Patti Geil, […] Read More