AADE14 Daily News

August 9

  • 0809-Young Adults_FEATURED Young adults with diabetes require new approaches to education - Young adults ages 18 to 26 with type 1 diabetes have an average A1C that is significantly higher than what American Diabetes Association guidelines call for, and the A1C percentage is trending higher in this age group.
  • Food banks, community clinics partner to address diabetes - Four breakout session speakers will highlight how their food banks have partnered with healthcare organizations in their communities to identify low-income people with diabetes, and provide them with healthy food choices, diabetes education and connections to healthcare services.
  • 0809-Master_FEATURED Session offers guidance for patient behavior therapy  - All too often, diabetes educators encounter patients who for any number of reasons have difficulty with diabetes self-management. And educators tirelessly work to facilitate lifestyle modification to help prevent or delay chronic disease and improve outcomes for their patients.
  • 0809-Virtual Interactions_Joanne Rinker Mobile health, telehealth care can increase access to diabetes education, expand practice - With the growing use of mobile phones and tablets, diabetes educators have an opportunity to increase patient access to diabetes education and expand their practices by engaging in telehealth care and using mobile health apps.
  • Session leaders aim to bridge generation gap in teaching AADE7 - Persons in different generations with diabetes appear to learn in different ways, and diabetes educators need to understand how to adapt the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ to various generations of patients in ways that appeal to specific learning styles.
  • 0809-DSME_FEATURED DSME program strengthens patient-centered medical home - Diabetes self-management education (DSME) can play a key role in strengthening the patient-centered medical home healthcare delivery model that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into a system that focuses on what patients need and want.
  • 0809-Metformin_Oluwaranti Akiyode Metformin has beneficial effects beyond diabetes management - Metformin is widely used as the antidiabetic drug of choice for people with type 2 diabetes, but it also may have benefits in protecting against cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and dementia.
  • 0809-ACA_FEATURED Experts clarify roles of healthcare professionals under the ACA - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has support from AADE and several other professional organizations, but work remains to make it work better for diabetes educators, physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. Each of those groups was represented in a discussion of the ACA Thursday.
  • 0809-General Session_FEATURED Diabetes educators positioned to lead in new era - Just as advances in medicine are changing the treatment of patients with diabetes, advances in academia are changing the development of diabetes educators and their paths to leadership in medicine, said longtime educator Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN.
  • 0809-Social Media_FEATURED Professionals can learn from patients online - Social media” often has negative connotations of insensitive tweets and postings about what someone had for dinner. In the community of persons with diabetes, though, “social media” has become a dynamic education and counseling network, and diabetes professionals can become the students online to improve communication with their patients.

August 8

  • Monica Peek Enhance patient care of African-Americans with shared decision-making - Engaging patients in treatment decisions has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and diabetes-related health outcomes. Such shared decision-making (SDM) between patients and their providers may be particularly important for racial and ethnic minorities, who suffer disproportionately from diabetes-related complications and are less likely to have SDM than their non-Hispanic white peers.
  • Master Class delves into new diabetes therapies - Get an update on new and emerging therapies for the treatment of diabetes during a Master Class from 9:45 to 11:15 am today in W311 E–H.
  • 0808-McGee_FEATURED New approaches needed to diabetes education - As the U.S. healthcare delivery system shifts from a fee-for-service model to a value-based or bundled-care model, diabetes educators also need to change their approach to providing diabetes self-management education (DSME) using “Survival Skills” DSME and new electronic technology.
  • Session offers tools for managing weight loss in the obese - Overcoming the challenges of obesity in patients with diabetes sometimes requires a kick-start, whether it’s through the aid of weight loss medications or bariatric surgery.
  • 0808-Jane_FEATURED DSA winner endeavors ‘to make a diabetes difference’ - Being honored as the Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award Winner gives Jane Kadohiro, DrPh, APRN, CDE, FAADE, great pause. Dr. Kadohiro, who will receive the award during today’s general session, said she knows that Van Son helped charter new waters when she became the first president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
  • 0808-Vannelli_FEATURED Aids help patients be involved in treatment decisions - The reality of health care is that compared to past eras, today’s patients want to be more informed and involved in making choices about their treatments. To meet the demands of this changing environment, several “decision aids” have been developed to help diabetes educators share information with patients when choices need to be made.
  • Gen Session Index DAWN2 sheds light on attitudes  - The Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study was groundbreaking at the time of its publication in 2001 because of its size, scope and international focus. The findings revolutionized diabetes self-management education. The findings of DAWN2 are no less important because they confirm and deepen understanding of diabetes-related distress, patient engagement and self-management behaviors.

August 7

  • Melissa Max, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDE Gain guidance, evidence to navigate guidelines - Diabetes educators must navigate multiple guidelines pertaining to diabetes management and keep abreast of myriad pharmacotherapies as they work with patients to help them reach their goals. A breakout session today will guide diabetes educators through those waters.
  • Jamillah Hoy-Rosas, MPH, RDN, CDE, CDN Program’s health coaches lead at-risk toward healthier lives - City Health Works is an innovative New York City-based organization that hires, trains and manages neighborhood residents to act as health coaches linking primary care providers to their patients in the community. Learn how CHW supports individuals in making the lifestyle changes necessary for improved health during the breakout session, “City Health Works: Unleashing Sustainable Behavior Change,” from 4:00 to 5:30 pm today in W206.
  • Imbalance in gut bugs can lead to obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation - Bacteria in the human gut, known as microbiota, play a role in obesity, obesity-related inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and insulin resistance, according to speakers for Wednesday’s breakout session, “What Have Gut Bugs Got to Do with Diabetes and Obesity?”
  • 0808-Sensory_FEATURED Creative solutions help patients with sensory challenges - Many patients have sensory challenges, such as vision impairment or hearing loss, that complicate their ability to manage their diabetes. Creative solutions to these and other challenges were shared by healthcare professions during a Snap Learning session Wednesday.
  • 0808-Weiner AADE Educator of the Year leads by example - Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, often isn’t in the office during her office hours. She’s strolling the streets of Merrick, New York, with her patients. She is effusive about it. “It’s awesome!” she said. “And the patient can’t say ‘I couldn’t exercise today.’ I say, ‘Yes, you can. Here we go!’”
  • 0807-Burke AADE revises levels of practice - Over the last 20 years, the scope of practice for diabetes education has widened to include multiple specialties in varying practice scenarios. The AADE Board of Directors invited a workgroup in 2012 to review the diabetes educator levels of practice (1-5) and the Association’s supporting documents to determine if they reflected current practice.
  • 0806-Oberlander_FEATURED Diabetes educators key in healthcare reform - We’re living in historic times for healthcare reform following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, and diabetes educators can play a critical role by helping people with diabetes better control their disease and consequently reduce the cost of diabetes care, said Wednesday’s keynote speaker, Jonathan Oberlander, PhD.

August 6

  • 5k_index Kick into gear at the AADE14 5K - Join us Friday morning at the Orange County Convention Center, Convention Way, for the AADE14 5K — We Create Opportunities, supported by Novo Nordisk.
  • CGM Data_Virginia Valentine_Index Ambulatory glucose profile demystifies CGM data - Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has been described as the “entire movie” of a person’s glucose levels and superior to the snapshots one gets with fingerstick glucose monitoring. This would be a long movie with multiple scenes, an intricate plot and more than a few twists of glycemic variability.
  • Corporate Symposia, Product Theaters ticketing process - AADE’s registration process makes it easy to sign up to attend a Corporate Symposium or Product Theater.
  • Exercise_Sheri Colberg Photo_Index Educators key to instilling commitment to exercise - It’s time to put excuses aside. Exercise — even moderate exercise — can have a big impact on the management of type 2 diabetes. In the AADE Master Class “Lifestyle Modifications: A Focus on Exercise” from 2:00 to 3:30 pm today in room W311 A–D, Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM will address its effectiveness on this global epidemic.
  • Meet the AADE journal editors - Interested in writing for one of AADE’s journals? Just visit SAGE Publications Booth #964 Thursday and Friday to meet with the editors, who will available the following times:
  • Organize_Susan Weiner_Index Organization tips streamline diabetes management for patients - How do a three-ring binder, rhinestone-studded water bottle and a hanging shoe bag fit in the world of glucose monitors and test strips? Quite handily, actually, according to Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN. All are implements of diabetes management.
  • Garner patient participation with social media - In this day and age, it’s no surprise that diabetes educators and people with diabetes alike are tweeting and posting their way to good health. Learn about the benefits and challenges of using social media in the management of diabetes during “Social Media-Technology Tools for Online Communication” from 9:45 to 11:15 am today in room W204.
  • Diabetes and Nutrition_Marion Franz_Index Master Class to examine ADA Nutrition Therapy Recommendations - There’s a reason mothers have long stressed the importance of good nutrition. So it’s no surprise that eating well — or nutrition therapy — can help patients manage their diabetes.
  • Session recordings - AADE 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.
  • Meet the poster presenters - Get firsthand insights into the poster presentations by meeting with authors from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm today in room W209. Posters will be displayed continuously from 11:00 am today through noon Saturday.
  • Tandem hosts tonight’s Dancing Among the Stars - Dancing Among the Stars is this year’s AADE All-Attendee Event from 7:00 to 9:00 pm tonight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, International Ballroom.
  • D1_Award Winner_Richard Rubin_Index Richard Rubin honored posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Award - Richard Rubin, PhD, CDE, was known for stating that his diabetes story began in 1959 when his younger sister, who was 7, was diagnosed with diabetes, a diagnosis that would repeat with his 7-year-old son Stefan 20 years later.
  • Emerging diabetes medications: Are they right for your patient? - Diabetes educators can soon bring new information about available medications to their patients. Charmaine Rochester, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, will help educators learn to match these newer medications to the needs and characteristics of their patients during “New and Emerging Diabetes Medications: What do Diabetes Educators Need to Know?” from 3:45 to 5:15 pm today in room W311 A–D.
  • West_with_palms_Index Welcome to AADE14 in Orlando - I am so pleased to welcome you to the Sunshine State and AADE14. This year’s theme — “Refresh. Recharge. Renew.” — is certain to inspire you to take advantage of every opportunity the Annual Meeting has to offer.