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Event Profile

Educating, Empowering and Engaging Persons with Diabetes in a Changing World

November 6, 2020

Location: Michigan Coordinating Body


Educating, Empowering and Engaging Persons with Diabetes in a Changing World” is a virtual program designed to improve diabetes educators’ skills in responding to the rapidly changing world of diabetes care around us. Topics offered in this educational session will ensure diabetes care providers will stay current. Sessions include a variety of information that will guide educators to provide effective care, communication, and empowerment to all persons living with diabetes.

8:00-8:15 am
Introduction & review on controls, asking, questions, etc. Lori Eno, MS, RD, CDE, Chair MI ADCES
8:15-9:15 am
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMs) Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, DCACP, CDCES

  1. Summarize the clinical data supporting CGM use in people with diabetes.
  2. Compare and contrast CGM devices available for personal and professional use.
  3. Utilize the ambulatory glucose profile and key metrics to systematically review a CGM report.
  4. Describe how to use retrospective and real time CGM data to engage the PWD in self-management.

9:15-10:15 am
Danatech: Integrating Technology into Practice Gina McClure, MA

  1. Define factors transforming current practice; Describe the 6 pillars of the vision of the specialty. Discuss how ADCES will implement the new vision, and position diabetes care and education specialists for future success.
  2. Describe the components included in ADCES’ Danatech Technology Institute.
  3. Determine how to navigate the Danatech website to find specific information.

10:15-10:30 am
Break and Vendor Presentations
10:30-12:00 pm
The Power of Education: Peer Support and Patient Empowerment Katherine Kloss, RDN, CDCES

  1. Identify personal goals for the training session.
  2. Define Patient Empowerment for diabetes self-management education.

Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RDN, CDCES

  1. Describe the impact of diabetes distress, depression and stigma on diabetes outcomes.
  2. Identify two strategies to facilitate patient empowerment when providing group on-going support.

12:00-12:30 pm
Lunch on your own
12:30-12:45 pm
Vendor Presentations
12:45-1:00 pm
Michigan Coordinating Body Update— Lori Eno, Chair MI ADCES
1:00-2:00 pm
Remaining Viable in a Changing World: Telehealth is the Catalyst Brenda Jagatic, BSN, RN, CDCES

  1. Participants will list the advantages and disadvantages of DSMES via telehealth for people with diabetes, referring providers and diabetes educators.
  2. Identify the characteristics of successful collaboration for a consolidated process that addresses complexities of transforming care delivery.

2:00-2:15 pm
Break and Vendor Presentations
2:15-3:15 pm
Perspectives of a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Nicole Morrissey, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADM

  1. Create a strategy in growing and diversifying a diabetes self-management education program.
  2. List what is needed to get started with virtual DSME: program and reimbursement/billing structure, protected health information and HIPPA, etc.
  3. Describe at least one strategy or methodology used in delivery of telehealth that differs from in person strategies used (group and individual).

3:15-3:45 pm
Wrap-Up & Evaluation At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to meet all learning objectives listed under each speaker in the program schedule.

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, DCACP, CDCES
Gina McClure, MA
Katherine Kloss, RDN, CDCES
Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RDN, CDCES
Brenda Jagatic, BSN, RN, CDCES
Nicole Morrissey, RDN, CDCES, BC-ADM

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