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A Summary of ADA’s Recent 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

For diabetes healthcare workers, part of ringing in the new year is reviewing the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Updated Diabetes Standards of Medical Care. Each year, a professional practice committee reviews evidence that has come out since the previous edition, providing recommendations for.

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Strategies for CDEs When Working with Low Income Individuals with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that disproportionately affects low income individuals. At the same time, diabetes self-management presents significant challenges for people who struggle with financial resources. Since food is part of the medicine for diabetes, access to healthy options can be a barrier.  As.

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The Use of Smart Technology For Diabetes Management - Cecelia Health

Diabetes  management can be complicated and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to help maintain optimal blood glucose  control. Lifestyle modifications and regular blood glucose monitoring while   proven to be helpful, can also be  overwhelming. Recent technological advances, if.

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The Many Hats a Certified Diabetes Educator Wears - Cecelia Health

I recently had an individual ask me what exactly is a CDE and what do they do? My initial response was a quick, textbook type answer; a certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a health professional who has experience and expertise in the area of diabetes prevention and management. My role is to.

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What to Eat for Christmas if You Have Diabetes - Cecelia Health

It can be hard to prioritize your health during the holiday season, so here are some top tips I’ve included to ensure a successful upcoming year. You may be attending holiday events such as family get togethers, work parties and festivals and with the addition of tempting snacks and festive drinks,.

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8 Ways to Escape Holiday Land Mines

The “holidays” have become defined as the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  We use this time to indulge in eating, drinking, and spending.  It’s a dangerous 6 weeks, especially for those with diabetes who are working diligently to keep their blood sugars under control.  Think of.

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Fall Foods & Recipes for Your Diabetes Meal Plan

With the leaves beginning to change and the cooler weather ahead, one of my favorite things about fall is the flavor of pumpkin. Many fall favorite foods can easily be incorporated into a diabetes meal plan. Apples, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and squash are some great fall favorites, even.

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My Experience Helping Fellow Latinos Manage Diabetes

Carmelita Jimenez RN, BSN, CDE  specializes in working with diabetes patients in Spanish. People often ask me, “Carmelita, what do you like most about working with the Latino population?” and I say “EVERYTHING!!” I enjoy working with a people who tend to not only value the importance of family, but.

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Can I Drink With Diabetes? Does Alcohol Affect Blood Sugar?

8 tips to consider when drinking with diabetes As a diabetes educator, I frequently get asked from patients, “can I drink alcohol and, if so, how much?”  A lot of people don’t know that alcohol can actually lower your blood glucose level.  If you use insulin or certain diabetes medications you are.

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How Old Are You, Really? Telomeres, Biological Age, and Diabetes

I consider myself healthier than most women my age. I do a variety of physical activity, eat lots of vegetables and a balanced diet, meditate, and strive to limit the amount of time I sit at my desk. When I heard from a friend that I could learn my biological age, which is different from my.

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