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This is where you'll find practical tips on working with people affected by prediabetes, diabetes and related cardiometabolic conditions and the latest research and viewpoints on issues facing diabetes care and education specialists and the people they serve.



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Medical and Nutritional Treatment Trends in the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Continuum at ADCES21

May 20, 2021, 07:00 AM

By Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCACP, FADCES

ADCES21 is a great opportunity for diabetes care and educational specialists to enhance their professional toolkits in our new virtual world. With six education tracks and special focus days covering topics like therapeutic inertia, models of care, tech innovations and the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors™, there is something for everyone. The Annual Conference Planning Committee worked tirelessly to select the most-relevant speakers and topics to deliver a virtual event that cannot be missed. 

Lifestyle management is a key cornerstone of prediabetes and diabetes management. However, it is important to remember that these conditions do not occur in a silo but rather with comorbidities with the potential for complications. Our subcommittee selected sessions within the Diabetes and the Cardiometabolic Continuum track that examine new trends in the medical and nutritional treatment of cardiometabolic conditions, such as gastroparesis, heart failure and other complications. There are a few among 15 great sessions throughout the conference dedicated this important topic. Sessions include: 

  • Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health: Which Meal Plan Works Best and Why?  
    Review various plant-based eating patterns with a comparison of various studies and why each one improves cardiometabolic outcomes. 
  • Diabetes Prevention Program: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    Learn how programs adapted to our virtual world. This session will be immensely valuable for DPP leaders and facilitators. 
  • The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist’s Role in Management of Complications and Common Co-Conditions 
    Optimize the impact of the diabetes care and education specialist in the care and health of the person with diabetes with these clinical pearls. 
  • Comprehensive Medication Management Team-Based Cardiometabolic Care 
    Dive deep into the role of a diabetes care and education specialist in team-based comprehensive medication management for a person with diabetes. 
  • GLP-1 Agonists and SGLT-2 Inhibitors: Cardiometabolic and Renal Protection 
    Two-part series covering key takeaways from clinical trials and application of trial data in given scenarios. 

Browse the full education schedule at ADCES21 and register today. Looking forward to “seeing” you in August.



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The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Perspectives on Diabetes Care covers diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. Not all views expressed reflect the official position of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.

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