January 30, 2019

#ResolutionRealism

On January 27th I was again a guest on Diabetes What to Know’s Facebook Live Diabetes Primetime with host Ansley Dalbo. On this episode we focused on what we called #ResolutionRealism – how to make and follow through with those annual New Year’s resolutions realistically. I detailed why I promote preplanning as a critical part of healthy food choices and eating habits (in addition to portion control). I shared the action steps I take week after week to make this happen for myself and my family.

 
January 30, 2019

Foods & Ingredients Inventory and Shopping List

On January 27th I was again a guest on Diabetes What to Know’s Facebook Live Diabetes Primetime with host Ansley Dalbo. On this episode we focused on what we called #ResolutionRealism – how to make and follow through with those annual New Year’s resolutions realistically. 

 
October 1, 2018

Is It Time to Remodel Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support?

Diabetes Self Management

This invited commentary for the American Journal of Managed Care – Evidence Based Diabetes Management, was published as part of a special issue titled: Diabetes Educators and Payment Reform. In this provocative article I build the case for the need to remodel for the future the way that Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is delivered today. I detail the societal trends driving the need for this action along with the aligned research, standards and recommendations.

 
August 18, 2018

Facebook Live at AADE18 – The Diabetes Educator’s Role in Advocating Peer Support

I had the privilege to do a Facebook Live at the 2018 American Association of Diabetes Educator’s annual conference with David Edelman, founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily. We’ve been partners over the last year working with AADE and Peer Support Communities to promote the value of peer support to people with diabetes and their caregivers.

 
June 20, 2018

Sound Bites Podcast: Learn, Connect, Engage: Peer Support Communities

Back for a third appearance on Sound Bites, the very successful Podcast of my colleague Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, I discussed the value of peer support and peer support communities for people with diabetes and their caregivers. I was joined by two people from the diabetes peer support community, Anna Norton, CEO of Diabetes Sisters and a person with type 1 diabetes and Shelby Kinnaird, a peer support leader for Diabetes Sisters and person with type 2 diabetes.

 
October 26, 2017

Taboo Topics: How Insulet Is Raising Health Care Providers’ Awareness To Open The Dialog With You

In mid-2015 at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)’s annual conference, Insulet held the first Sex, Insulin, and Rock ‘N’ Roll live forum. No joke!

 
November 5, 2016

AADE Sets its Sites on Going Global

World Diabetes DayHere's my final President's letter which appeared in AADE In Practice (November, 2016).  It's been an honor to serve as AADE president!

 
September 15, 2016

Act Now to Improve Access to DSME

Fall ColorsIt's September and here's my fall 2016 AADE President's letter:

If you live in a part of the country where the leaves change color, as I do, enjoy the yellows, reds and oranges. If not, enjoy your warm climate as the rest of us layer up.  

 

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