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Event Profile

Patient-Centered Care: The diabetes education and support algorithm

October 21, 2015

Location: Online

Website: Not available

Event Date: October 21, 2015

Event Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Please Note: All times are Eastern. Our 90-minute webinars begin at 1:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 noon Central / 11:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Pacific.

Registration is limited to the first 1,000 registrants


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Program Overview

In this 90-minute session, diabetes educators will learn about the new diabetes self-management education and support algorithm of care for adults with type 2 diabetes. It was released in June 2015 in a joint position paper from the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Learn to use this tool to achieve better patient-centered care in your diabetes education practice.

Program Purpose

This program's purpose is to give diabetes educators a better understanding of the DSME/S position statement and its potential use in a variety of health care settings.

Activity Type:

This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This 90-minute online session includes a presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the parameters of the position paper  and benefits  associated with DMSE/S
  • List the 4 critical times to assess, provide, and adjust diabetes self-management education and support as described in the Algorithm of Care.
  • Apply the areas of focus and action steps at each critical patient engagement point.
  • List the 5 Guiding Principles and Key Elements of Ongoing DSME/S from the Algorithm of Care.
  • Demonstrate how the Algorithm of Care can be applied by the care team to develop treatment goals and therapeutic options for persons with type 2 diabetes.


1. Introduction: Importance of the DSME/S position statement, why developed, who involved, process
2. Key message points 
3. Research supporting the value of DSME/S
4. Overview of the structure of the Algorithm of Care (ADA Standards of Care, 4 critical times)
5. Proposed use of the Algorithm of Care in a clinical setting; integration of care team
6. The 4 critical times (areas of focus and action steps)
7. Examples of each critical time
8. Five guiding principles and rationale for inclusion
9. Proposed use of guiding principles 
10. Scenarios for using the Algorithm of Care
11. Plans for dissemination of the Algorithm of Care to referral providers
12. Question and answer session

Intended Audience

The AADE Webinars are knowledge-based activities designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.


Margaret Powers, PhD, CDE, RDN
Vice President, Health Care & Education
American Diabetes Association
Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joan Bardsley, RN, MBA, CDE, FAAD
MedStar Health Research Institute AVP
Great Falls, Virginia 


This webinar is supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). 

Registered Nurses

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational program will provide 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.

AADE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).

AADE is an Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #366. This program provides 0.18 CEUs (1 contact hour = 50 minutes, or 0.1 CEUs).

Registered Dietitians

The American Association of Diabetes Educators, (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists

The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.50 contact hours (0.150 CEUs) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-15-231-L01-P
Effective Dates: 10/21/15 - 10/21/17

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:


  • Joan Bardsley, RN, MBA, CDE, FAADE: Consultant, Eli Lilly.
  • Margaret Powers, PhD, CDE, RDN: Support to institution (International Diabetes Center) - Education Advisory Board for Lilly, and research funding from Sanofi.


  • Nancy Stonis, AADE, Chicago, IL, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
  • Anne Willmore, AADE, Chicago, IL, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.

The approval of this educational offering by the AADE does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.


To receive a Statement of Credit you must attend the entire session. Your Statement of Credit will be issued electronically immediately upon submission of the evaluation form. Contact in the event you choose not to complete the evaluation form.

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Member Price (Individual): FREE (regular price $50)

Nonmember Price (Individual): $65

Member Group Price (Site): FREE (regular price $125)

Non-Member Group Price (Site):  $155
** Registration is limited to the first 1,000 registrants **

Note: Registration entitles you to one computer connection for participants at a single site, and CE credit for all participants, regardless of the number of individuals participating at your site. No telephone connection will be provided for this webinar.

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