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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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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The Neuroscience of Behavior Change

As patients with diabetes participate in new activities they are training their brains to create new neural pathways and when the action is repeated, the pathway gets stronger until the behavior is the new normal. I find it fascinating that our brains can change. I was raised with the belief that.

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Highlights from the MM&M 2017 Transforming Healthcare Conference

At the MM&M Transforming Healthcare Conference on May 1, 2017, thought leaders from Cecelia Health, Glooko, and Micromass Communications joined on a panel to discuss “Influencing Patient-Provider Behavior: Is Digital the Answer”. Cecelia Health CEO, David Weingard and Clinical Director, Teresa.

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Tips for Overcoming 5 Common Barriers to Exercise

You’ve heard it before. “You need to exercise more.” “You need to start an exercise program.” In today’s busy world, it can feel overwhelming with thoughts of “where do I begin?” or “where am I supposed to get the time to exercise?” or “what can I do easily to exercise?”

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What are the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors?

As a Diabetes Educator, I strive to help each and every one of my patients obtain the best possible control of their blood sugars and live the healthiest lives possible.   I mean, that’s my job after all, right?  But actually, I happen to know that the most important person to help you manage your.

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Eat Right with 3 Simple Steps

If you want to get serious about changing your eating habits, you must accept the fact that healthy eating requires more cooking and prep time in your kitchen, and less eating out.  So let’s start down the path of making this happen!  

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Finding a Good Diabetes Educator

Who listens to you?

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How to Fight The Dangers of Our Sedentary Society

As a certified diabetes educator with a large number of my patients in the workforce, I have seen great benefit to their diabetes management and overall health by incorporating some or many of the ideas shared in this article.

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The Five Stages to Successful Behavior Change

OK, so we are a few weeks into 2016, and many of us may already be wavering from our New Year’s resolutions, if not completely forgotten them.  Why is it so hard to make changes?  James Prochaska, from the University of Rhode Island, has studied this question for more than thirty years, and has.

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