Perspectives on Diabetes Care

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If you're looking for professional opinions on diabetes care and education, you're in the right place. Perspectives on Diabetes Care is the official ADCES® diabetes care and education blog that shares helpful views on diabetes care and education. 

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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Challenge Yourself with Meeting Glycemic Targets and Improving Weight Management

Mar 1, 2023, 10:03 AM

By Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, FCCP, FADCES, BCPS, CDCES, BCACP, BC-ADM

With new medications and updates in guidelines, are you able to stay up to date for your people living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity? Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations and looking for an innovative way to quickly apply learned information to a case and get instant feedback? Well, look no further, because there is a new program offered by Clinical Care Options through ADCES titled, “Meeting Glycemic Targets and Improving Weight Management in Patients with T2D.” The goal of this free activity is to improve the competence of certified diabetes care and education specialists and other healthcare professionals and provide them with practical strategies for early intensification of T2D management that prioritizes sustained weight loss to improve long-term outcomes in people with T2D and overweight or obesity.

This program uses application-based learning with real-world scenarios highlighting the incorporation of incretin-based treatments into the management of T2D and obesity. Do you want to know the best part of the program? THE STANDARDIZED PATIENT! It is truly a gem in this program, as you can schedule a personal online appointment with the standardized patient where you get a full profile of an individual and can develop strategies that promote shared decision-making and practical approaches to address weight loss as a primary treatment target for people with T2D. You also get feedback from the program faculty on the rationale for all potential therapeutic options for meeting glycemic targets and promoting weight loss.

This type of program also offers credit toward your continuing education, but it is more than just credit and time—it is valuable information through application-based learning to improve knowledge, skills and ability in addressing glycemic targets and weight loss among people with T2D and obesity. So, what are you waiting for? You have all the information—go ahead and explore the program and get busy using the standardized patient portion, as it is the best part.

Being a faculty member of the program, I hope you will find that this curriculum is well-designed program clinical applications to advance your career and allow you to serve people and populations better at your practice site.