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Diabetes Education - Adventist Health White Memorial In East Los Angeles

Diabetes Education - Adventist Health White Memorial In East Los Angeles

We offer a variety of classes designed to help you take control of your diabetes. You will meet individually with one of our Certified Diabetes Educators who will work closely with you to help you achieve your goal. Diabetes Basic Survival Skills: This interactive three hour class enables the participant to become familiar with all aspects of Diabetes care. The participant will learn the importance of self-blood glucose monitoring to control their blood sugar levels as well as the importance of taking their oral medicines and insulin as directed by their physician. Participants will also learn hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia management and nutrition basics. A referral from a physician is required in order to attend the class. Nutrition Management: This interactive three hour class enables the participant to learn how foods affect blood sugar levels. Basic nutrition for diabetes and weight control is emphasized. An interactive method of teaching is used to allow participants adequately practice in planning their own meals. A referral from a physician is required in order to attend the class. Complications & Prevention: This interactive three hour class is designed to help the participant understand the complications that can occur as a result of uncontrolled blood sugar levels. It also gives participants the tools to help prevent the onset of complications by stressing the ABC's of diabetes care: Some of the tools to prevent complications are learning the ABCs of diabetes care which include the following: Continue reading >>

Diabetes Education In The Elderly: A 5-year Follow-up Of An Interactive Approach.

Diabetes Education In The Elderly: A 5-year Follow-up Of An Interactive Approach.

1. Patient Educ Couns. 1996 Oct;29(1):87-97. Diabetes education in the elderly: a 5-year follow-up of an interactive approach. (1)National Institute of Endocrinology, Havana, Cuba. omanen.sld.cu A continuing interactive educational model was established for elderly patientswith diabetes mellitus. The effects were studied in 148 diabetic patients aged > or = 60 years who participated in 60 monthly scheduled interactive meetings over a 5-year period. The meetings were performed as group discussions, culturalactivities, dining out, and the like. Empowering patients with skills,perceptions and feelings to cope with diabetes and metabolic control wasemphasized, rather than clinical aspects. Comparison between pre-programme and 5 years later demonstrates a significant increase (P, 0.001) of knowledge andskills to deal with treatment requirements, and a reduction in body weight andantidiabetic medication (daily doses of insulin and oral compounds; P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively). HbA1c levels improved significantly (P < 0.02). Therewere less diabetes related conditions requiring emergency services and hospitaladmission. Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/prevention & control* Patient Education as Topic/organization & administration* Continue reading >>

Center For Innovation In Diabetes Education

Center For Innovation In Diabetes Education

Center for Innovation in Diabetes Education The Center for Innovation in Diabetes Education (CIDE) at Joslin was established in 2003 to develop cutting-edge educational programs, materials and methods for successful, long-term diabetes management and self-care.TheCIDEalso focuses on research and evaluation of new educationalapproaches, as well as providingthese programsto educators and other Joslin staff. Education is a cornerstone of diabetes treatment, helping those with diabetes live better while controlling their disease.The CIDE team works closely with Joslin Clinic as well as the Behavioral and Mental Health Research Section to improve diabetes education.These programs and educational strategies involve innovative ways to deliver information and reinforce self-care behaviors and behavior changes.They are based on principles of adult learning, education, behavioral medicine and psychology. The programs allow individuals with diabetes and their families to work together with physicians and educators to achieve diabetes goals. Expansion of the Diabetes Today Curriculum The CarbChallenge is an interactive game, where participants can test their knowledge of carbohydrate containing foods. Participants are shown 10 food items in succession, and must decide if a particular food is low in carb/no carb, or has more carbs. If participants are not sure what the food is, or if they need help making a decision, a hint is provided. At the end of the activity, they receive a summary of their results, in addition to teaching tips listed next to each of the 10 foods, providing them with more information about that particular food item and its carbohydrate content. The FatChallenge is an interactive game, similar to the CarbChallenge. Participants can test their knowledge of the f Continue reading >>

The Sugar Man: An Interactive Model For Diabetes Education

The Sugar Man: An Interactive Model For Diabetes Education

The Sugar Man: an interactive model for diabetes education The Aboriginal population in the rural and remote areas of South Australia who do see a specialist or visit the clinic in their community often struggle to understand what is a very complex condition (diabetes). This leaves them confused, frustrated and angry because they don't know where to start with their management regime. This inturn leads to non compliance and puts them at high risk of developing diabetic complications and affects quality of life. We have to simplify the way we deliver diabetes information not only for the Aboriginal communities but for all newly diagnosed diabetics in order for them to understand diabetes and make the necessary changes to their life styles (survival skills). The Sugar Man project is a model designed to do just this! It is an interactive model that explains what diabetes is in a fun and simple way. This model goes a long way to bridging the cultural and intellectual gaps that we face when educating people on diabetes prevention and management. The Sugar Man program has proven to be a valuable tool in Diabetes health promotion and primary health care in the Far Northern and Far West area of South Australia. Because of the models fun activities it is proving to be a valuable primary health care tool at the schools. This enables the children to learn a little about diabetes and begin to make personal choices about their own health. How the Sugar Man came about As the Regional Diabetes Co-ordinator for the Northern and Far West Region of South Australia my first job was to travel around the region and assess the current Diabetes services that were being provided in the region. I began to conduct Diabetes clinics at the Hospital or clinic sites around the Region and I soon dis Continue reading >>

Interactive Educational Simulators In Diabetes Care.

Interactive Educational Simulators In Diabetes Care.

Interactive educational simulators in diabetes care. Academic Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital NHS Trust, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK. Since the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial demonstrated the substantial benefits of tight glycaemic control there has been renewed interest in the application of information technology (IT) based techniques for improving the day-to-day care of patients with diabetes mellitus. Computer-based educational approaches have a great deal of potential for patients use, and may offer a means of training more health-care professionals to deliver such improved care. In this article the potential role of IT in diabetes education is reviewed, focusing in particular on the application of compartmental models in both computer-based interactive simulators and educational video games. Close attention is devoted to practical applications-available today-for use by patients, their relatives, students and health-care professionals. The novel features and potential benefits of such methodologies are highlighted and some of the limitations of currently available software are discussed. The need for improved graphical user interfaces, and for further efforts to evaluate such programs and demonstrate an educational benefit from their use are identified as hurdles to their more widespread application. The review concludes with a look to the future and the type of modelling features which should be provided in the next generation of interactive diabetes simulators and educational video games. Continue reading >>

The Diabetes Literacy And Numeracy Education Toolkit (dlnet)

The Diabetes Literacy And Numeracy Education Toolkit (dlnet)

The Diabetes Literacy and Numeracy Education Toolkit (DLNET) Materials to facilitate diabetes education and management in patients with low literacy and numeracy skills Kathleen Wolff , MSN, BC-ADM, BC-FNP, Kerri Cavanaugh , MD MHS, Robb Malone , PharmD CDE, Victoria Hawk , MPH, RD, Becky Pratt Gregory , MS, RD CDE, Dianne Davis , RD, LDN, CDE, Kenneth Wallston , PhD, and Russell L. Rothman , MD MPP Kathleen Wolff, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, Nashville, TN; The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Diabetes Educ See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Diabetes education to improve patient self-management is an important component of comprehensive diabetes care. Patients with low health literacy and numeracy may have difficulty translating information from traditional diabetes educational programs and materials into effective self-care. To address this potential barrier to successful diabetes teaching and counseling, we describe the development of the Diabetes Literacy and Numeracy Education Toolkit (DLNET) and opportunities for its use in clinical practice. The DLNET is composed of 24 interactive modules covering standard diabetes care topics that can be customized to individual patient needs and utilized by all members of the multidisciplinary diabetes care team. The materials content and formatting aims to improve the ease of use for diabetes patients with low literacy and numeracy by adhering to a lower text reading level, using illustrations for key concepts, and color-coding and other accommodations to guide patients through instructions for self-care. Individual sections of the DLNET may be provided to patients for initial teaching, as well as for reinforcement. While designed Continue reading >>

Interactive Online Diabetes Education | California Academy Of Family Physicians

Interactive Online Diabetes Education | California Academy Of Family Physicians

Raising the Bar: Rating and Improving Diabetes Quality of Care in Daily Interactions provides learners with an update of the new 2017 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and describes best practices for individualizing treatment for Type 2 Diabetes. Faculty will challenge learners at multiple points to respond to two representative provider-patient interactions. Learners will be asked to rate the quality of each of the interactions based on a number of factors, and will subsequently receive feedback, opinions, and guidance from the faculty. Meet two patients, Robert and Sr. Cruz, during their provider visits for T2DM and choose how you would have managed the encounters differently. Also see how your colleagues would have proceeded in these patient visits. CAFP members Raul Ayala, MD and William Woo, MD, both graduates of the CAFP CME Leaders Program, are faculty for this highly engaging activity that includes resources and evidence-based tools to improve T2DM care. Accredited for 1 AAFP Prescribed credit, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and 1 CA-BRN contact hour and FREE for learners. Continue reading >>

Interactive Tools For Kids With Diabetes

Interactive Tools For Kids With Diabetes

Once upon a time not so long ago, in a land very close to home, children faced bleak prospects when it came to learning about and coping with type 1 diabetes. Stern lectures from clinicians and educators, do's and don'ts imposed by parents, secrecy borne of fear that peers would shun them. By comparison, eating spinach or visiting the dentist was a breeze. Today, however, high-tech tools make kids' task of managing diabetes almost -- dare we say it? -- fun. They do so by teaching children the basics of the disease in an interactive, nonthreatening, engaging way. This approach, according to researchers and educators, better enables children to retain critical information, instills responsibility for self-care, and bolsters self-confidence and self-esteem. Even parents, perhaps overwhelmed by their child's recent diagnosis and lacking a good understanding of diabetes themselves, can learn a thing or two from these tools. The gadgetry includes brightly animated games on CD-ROMs and Web sites, a Gameboy plug-in, and Internet support groups reserved for diabetic children who want to share knowledge, tips, and experiences at their own level. By playing the interactive game "Starbright Life Adventure Series/Diabetes" (www.starlight.org), 10-year-old Emily Abernathy learned and remembered much more than she would have by just sitting down with a diabetes educator, says her mother, Jennifer Abernathy, a licensed practical nurse in Augusta, Kansas. She says it also has completely de-stigmatized the disease for Emily, who was diagnosed at age 3. Now a fourth-grader, Emily, can openly explain diabetes, in kid terms, to nondiabetic friends. "Kids relate better to a video game, and they get a better idea of what they have to do daily" to manage the disease, her mother says. Editor's Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

committed and dedicated toimproving and savinglives. Diabetes is a serious disease, but it can be controlled we can help you learn how. We are a team. You, your doctor / healthcare provider, and the Certified Diabetes Educators at the Dickinson Diabetes Center work together to improve your health. We begin with a plan. Together we formulate an individual self-management plan for your diabetes one that fits your lifestyle and makes sense for you. We teach you how. In a relaxed learning environment, we will help you set goals to improve the self-management of your diabetes. We give you the necessary information and teach you the important skills you will need to reach your goals. You are in good hands. Our staff includes Registered Nurses and Registered Dieticians who are Certified Diabetes Educators. They are also Certified Insulin Pump Trainers. Our staff holds memberships in the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), Diabetes Advisory Board of Michigan, Michigan Organization of Diabetic Educators (MODE) and Dickinson Memorial Hospitals Childhood Obesity Task Force. The Dickinson Diabetes Center provides the following services: Individual and/or interactive group education for: Group classes using fun, interactive conversation maps Diabetes Education in Spanish/Se Habla Espanol The Center can be reached by calling (906) 776-5470.TheCenter is located at 800 Crystal Lake Blvd in Iron Mountain. To become a patient of the Dickinson Diabetes Center, we encourage you to talk to your doctor/healthcare provider regarding the benefits of this program. We are willing to assist you by sending a referral to your physician in order to take advantage of our service. This helps us to work as a team with your physician to provide you wi Continue reading >>

Diabetes Education, Management And Support

Diabetes Education, Management And Support

email Diabetes Treatment Services or call 941-917-7468 Diabetes Education, Management and Support Over 20 million Americans have diabetes, but one out of three doesnt know it. Diabetesis a silent disease. By the time it is diagnosed, damage to arteries, eyes, nerves andkidneys may have been going on for years. Through education and counseling, SarasotaMemorial's Diabetes Treatment Services will help you design a self-care program that can decrease your risk ofdeveloping complications related to diabetes. We offer the following programs: Adult Diabetes Self-Management Education (up to 10 hours) Diabetes disease process and treatment options Lifestyle modifications, including nutrition and physical activity Home blood glucose testing and interpretation of results Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic complications Personal strategies to address psychosocial issues and promote healthand behavioral changes Assessment & training with a Registered Nurse and Certified DiabetesEducator (includes glucometer training and insulin or insulin pumpeducation) Diet assessment and development of a personalized meal plan withguidance from a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Annual follow-up diabetes self-management education Gestational Diabetes Education for Pregnant Women Continue reading >>

Evaluation Of A Computer Based Interactive Diabetes Education Program Designed Totrain The Estimation Of The Energy Or Carbohydrate Contents Of Foods.

Evaluation Of A Computer Based Interactive Diabetes Education Program Designed Totrain The Estimation Of The Energy Or Carbohydrate Contents Of Foods.

1. Patient Educ Couns. 2002 Jan;46(1):55-9. Evaluation of a computer based interactive diabetes education program designed totrain the estimation of the energy or carbohydrate contents of foods. Nebel IT(1), Blher M, Starcke U, Mller UA, Haak T, Paschke R. (1)Medical Department III, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Philipp-Rosenthal-Strasse 27, Leipzig, D-04103, Germany. The objective of this study was to evaluate a computer based interactive diabeteseducation program designed to train patients with diabetes to correctly estimate the energy or carbohydrate contents of foods. The acceptance and the operatorconvenience of the program were evaluated with an integrated program and written questionnaires. The training success was calculated for each user from the datasets after multiple repetitions of the same exercise. Age, weight, type ofdiabetes, previous training and computer experience of 126 patients with type 1or 2 diabetes from three different German diabetes centres were documented. Theevaluation of the computer program indicated a good acceptance and operatorconvenience. Moreover, there was a significant training success in patients whohave never used a structured diabetes education program before. Therefore, thepotential impact of the program is to support but not to replace structureddiabetes education programs and to further motivate and attract patients todiabetes education programs. Continue reading >>

Apps For Diabetes - Diabetes Education Services

Apps For Diabetes - Diabetes Education Services

The listed apps have been recommended by colleagues or articles I have read. I encourage you to download apps that interest you and take them for a test drive. Each app offers something unique and helpful for different individuals. See what you think! myfitnesspal user friendly and engaging app that supports behavior change. Highly ranked by users Diabetes Lite water, meds, exercise, meals with carb counting and goal setting Fitbit with APP track activity, food, sleep and connect with friends DailyWorkoutApps Individualized daily workouts, that users can do wherever they are Charity Miles donate your miles to a variety of good causes BitGym Interactive cardio app for phones and tablets MANGO health Mango Health helps users manage their medications and create healthy habits, so they can savor the moments that matter most. iSage Aprescription-only patient-facing iOS and Android app that works in conjunction with a web portal used by the doctor. The doctor sets target levels for insulin based on the patients glucose levels. Then the algorithm takes over. Patients can enter their blood glucose levels and iSage will change their insulin dosing levels based on the doctors plan and the entered values. One Drop One Drop | Mobile empowers you to track and analyze all your diabetes data glucose, medications, food, and activity with just one app. Set goals, track progress, and see results! Lose It! weight-loss program and calorie counter. App for managing your weight. It helps you track what you eat, will help you set goals and has a very robust database that helps you calculate the composition of the food you eat. The new version for the Apple Watch literally nudges users to stay on track with its notification feature. Weight Watchers This app features 24/7 expert chat, which al Continue reading >>

Aida Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator

Aida Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator

AIDA interactive educational freeware diabetes simulator AIDA is a freeware computer program that permits the interactive simulation of plasma insulin and blood glucose profiles for demonstration, teaching , self-learning, and research purposes. [1] Originally developed in 1991, [2] it has been updated and enhanced since, and made available without charge from 1996 on the World Wide Web . [3] The freeware software can be downloaded now from: and as well as from numerous freeware software repositories [4] as a non-commercial contribution to continuing diabetes education . The program, which is still being updated, has gone through a number of revisions and developments in the 16+ years since its original internet launch. During this time over 2.5 million visits have been logged at the AIDA Websites and more than 400,000 copies of the program have been downloaded, gratis (see: ). Further copies of the simulator have been made available, in the past, on diskette by the system developers [5] [6] [7] and from the British Diabetic Association (BDA) now called ' Diabetes UK ' London, England, [8] following the BDA's own independent evaluation of the software. [9] More than 1,075,000 diabetes simulations have been run via a web-based version of the AIDA diabetes simulator called AIDA on-line accessible directly at: . The AIDA software is intended to serve as an educational support tool and can be used by anyone person with diabetes, relative of a patient, health care professional (doctor, nurse, clinical diabetes educator, dietician, pharmacist, etc.), or student even if they may have minimal knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus . Simulation from AIDA downloadable freeware diabetes simulator showing the effect of omitting a morning insulin injection (before br Continue reading >>

Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Education Program

Medical Services | Wellness | Lifestyle | Diabetes Education Program The Health & Wellness Center's Diabetes Education Program provides education and training services to patients with diabetes and those at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the program helps individuals improve their health outcomes as they learn to manage their illness. While working with our registered dietitian and registered nurse, participants will: Be assessed for any needs or concerns they may have about diabetes Develop the skills needed to manage their diabetes Receive an individualized education plan that will direct the appropriate diabetes self-management interventions Establish support strategies as it relates to their diabetes Interactive group education sessions are also available through the Diabetes Education Program with a focus on the following: Diabetes disease process and treatment options Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle Monitoring blood glucose levels and interpreting the results Reviewing therapeutic treatments for effective diabetes management Preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications Developing personal strategies to promote and maintain health and behavior changes A physician referral is required for admission to the program. Most insurance plans cover diabetes education and nutrition therapy if the patient meets certain requirements. For more information on our Diabetes Education Program, please call (225) 819-1175. Continue reading >>

Effect Of A Bilingual Interactive Diabetes Education Program On Diabetes Self-management Knowledge, Adherence And Glycemic Control Among Hispanic Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Of A Bilingual Interactive Diabetes Education Program On Diabetes Self-management Knowledge, Adherence And Glycemic Control Among Hispanic Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

BACKGROUND: Hispanics exhibit worse glycemic control, compared to other racial/ethnic groups in the US.The objectives of the study were to determine the effects of an interactive culturally tailored, computer-based diabetes education program on diabetes self-management knowledge, adherence and glycemic control in Hispanic patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: A total of 200 adult Hispanic men and women (aged 52.8 10.1 years) with T2DM (mean HbA1c 9.5 1.96) participated in a randomized controlled trial. Intervention patients (N=100) viewed a Diabetes Interactive Telenovela (DIT) in English or Spanish about diabetes management (diet, exercise, and medication). They were also given a DVD version to take home. Usual care patients (N=100) attended diabetes education classes. Diabetes self-care management and HbA1c data were obtained at baseline and at 3 months post-randomization. RESULTS: Compared to usual care, intervention patients exhibited significant mean improvement in diabetes management knowledge (-0.74 0.14; -0.36 0.13, p = 0.04, respectively), and diet adherence approached significance(-0.56 0.11;-0.28 0.09, p = 0.06). Further improvement in diabetes management knowledge was observed with additional home viewing of the DIT (mean, -0.93 0.17, p = 0.03). A larger proportion of intervention patients showed improvement in HbA1c compared to usual care (70.8% vs. 36.4%, p=0.02, respectively). CONCLUSION: Findings indicate that this culturally and linguistically appropriate diabetes education program helped increase diabetes management knowledge and diet adherence among Hispanic patients with T2DM. However, longer HbA1c follow-up is needed to determine long term effectiveness of the DIT on glycemic control. Do you want to read the rest of this conferenc Continue reading >>

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