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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Mcnt | Diabetes Self-management Program

Mcnt | Diabetes Self-management Program

The USMD | MCNT Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program is a specialized program designed to help you understand how diabetes can affect your overall health. Our physicians want you to learn how to conservatively manage the disease more effectively to reduce your risk of complications. Currently, there are more than 18.2 million Americans with diabetes. This disease kills more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined and is the 5th leading cause of death by disease in the United States. However, with proper education and active participation, Diabetes is a manageable disease that will allow you to live life to the fullest. The USMD | MCNT Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program is recognized by the ADA and is structured to help you learn how to manage your diabetes, reduce weight and decrease your risk of health complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program consists of: One hour personally designed assessment by a Certified Diabetes Educator One hour of meal planning by a Certified Diabetes Educator USMD | MCNT also offers a Weight Management Program designed to assist those that need help in managing their weight. For more information about both of these programs, please call 972.847.0763. 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 >>

Baystate Franklin Offers Interactive Diabetes Education Classes

Baystate Franklin Offers Interactive Diabetes Education Classes

Baystate Franklin Offers Interactive Diabetes Education Classes Judy Kuzdeba sits beside one of the conversation maps designed to help people learn about diabetes and lifestyle modifications through discussions moderated by a health care professional. GREENFIELD Baystate Franklin Medical Center is offering a highly interactive education program for people with diabetes. Taught by Judy Kuzdeba, diabetes educator at BFMC, the classes are based on the use of the Diabetes Conversation Maps program. Developed by the American Diabetes Assoc. and Healthy Interactions Inc., the maps are designed to help people learn about diabetes and lifestyle modifications through discussions moderated by a health care professional. Each class consists of a series of four two-hour sessions, during which participants explore healthy eating, blood-glucose monitoring, and the continuing diabetes journey. Kuzdeba and the participants focus on a large, colorful picture map, around which discussions are centered. The metaphor of the map serves as a great starting point for each aspect of the diabetes experience, she said. First off, viewing the basics of diabetes management as the foundation for your personal journey toward health makes it much more interesting and compelling, and then, gathering around the conversation map with others who are facing similar journeys helps pull everyone together as fellow travelers. Participants can ask questions about what they are most interested in learning, and they are also learning from each others experiences and knowledge, she added. They retain more important information through this kind of interaction, and as a result become better self-managers of their diabetes. Kuzdeba further engages participants by having everyone take turns reading the fact and qu Continue reading >>

Diabetes Education Center

Diabetes Education Center

Home / Services / Diabetes Education Center Taking control of diabetes is not easy, but thanks to our Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program, you can learn tools for taking medications, making healthy food choices, being active, monitoring, solving problems and making healthy decisions, reducing risks, and healthy coping. In addition, youll learn to recognize your own blood glucose patterns, leading to understanding how food, taking medications, being active, and stress affects your blood glucose. Diabetes Education Tailored to Your Needs When it comes to managing diabetes, no two people are alike. Our diabetes educators work with you individually to learn what you need to manage your diabetes. We offer the following series of programs: The Diabetes Way is an interactive and energizing diabetes self-management education program designed to give you the skills you need to manage your Type 2 diabetes and decrease complications. Before each class, an experienced Certified Diabetes Educator will work closely with you individually to design a diabetes care plan specifically for your needs. In this five-part group class, you will learn how food, medication, and exercise affect your blood glucose. You will learn the best combinations of foods - The DASH Diet - to improve your diabetes care, increase energy levels and lose weight (if needed). Our strategies have been shown to reduce complications. The Diabetes Weigh is based on ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations. You will learn comprehensive diabetes care including goal setting, foot care, sick day rules, proper treatment of hypoglycemia, and all about your medications. We specialize in helping woman self-manage their diabetes when planning and during pregnancy. Whether you have been diagnosed recently with gesta 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 >>

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

Certified Diabetes Educators (registered dietitians and registered nurses) are passionate about helping people understand how to manage their diabetes. The educators at Seton Education Center do this through interactive group sessions and/or individual consultations. Our goal is to help you make healthy lifestyle choices without having to give up all the things you love. Whether Type 1 or Type 2, you know it’s hard to be sweet on your diabetes. Watching your blood sugar doesn’t have to make life bland, though. We’ll teach you how to manage your diabetes in order to live a long, healthy life! If you have family or friends with diabetes, please share our information with them. We can also help those with gestational diabetes. We see clients needing dietary guidance to manage other health issues such as gluten allergy, irritable bowel disease, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol as well as those needing to gain or lose weight. In addition to our main location, we can schedule your education at Seton Williamson, Seton Southwest or Seton Hays. Have questions? Please call 512-324-1891, option 2, for more information, and we’ll let you know what we need in order to schedule an appointment. Recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)- A Diabetes Accreditation Program (DEAP) “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” ~William Shakespeare Locations That Offer These Services (click on location for driving directions and maps) Continue reading >>

From Talking Bears To Puzzles, A Look At Interactive Games For Diabetes Education For Kids And Adults

From Talking Bears To Puzzles, A Look At Interactive Games For Diabetes Education For Kids And Adults

Post a comment / Jun 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM For newly diagnosed diabetes patients, understanding their condition and managing it can be scary and overwhelming and that can be especially true of children. To ease a bit of the headache, many companies have developed technology applications that create fun, interactive ways for kids and their parents, as well as adults, to make diabetes less daunting and more manageable. According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation , Diabetes currently affects more than 371 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 552 million by 2030. Amongside kids and young adults with Type 1 diabetes are an increasing number of children showing signs of Type 2 diabetes caused by obesity , its important for them to understand how the conditions work and what can happen if they dont take care of their body the proper way. Because of this, entrepreneurs, like students at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, are thinking of ways to inform children about their condition by creating a video game to show how blood sugar imbalances affect those living with Type 2 diabetes. According to a press release , the game, Cocos Cove, takes the player through an entertaining, multi-level puzzle game with actions in the game related to the highs and lows experienced by those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This subtle mechanic changes how the player moves through the level in a lighthearted, amusing way. The game is available at the Android App Store . Cocos Cove isnt the only game to educate people about diabetes, however. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation also provides two online games geared towards learning about Type 1 diabetes Ketones Attack and Diabetes Dash. Sproutel s Jerry the Bear is a stuffed animal mixed with an interactive video 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 >>

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 >>

Diabetes Counseling, Education And Management

Diabetes Counseling, Education And Management

Diabetes Counseling, Education and Management Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been managing diabetes for some time, your health and well-being depend on learning and implementing effective diabetes self-management skills. By making smart choices about the food you eat, getting regular exercise, taking medication and monitoring your blood sugar, you can reduce your risk of the serious complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes. Centura Health can help. Our diabetes management classes are designed by experts in diabetes care, based on substantial research showing that people with diabetes experience a better quality of life when they have a full understanding of the disease. Were committed to empowering you, and your family, to learn real-life strategies for managing your disease and living a healthy life. Centura Health hospitals offer dynamic, interactive programs with clear goals and a curriculum designed to help you take control of your diabetes, reduce its risks and live a rich, active life. The specially trained teams at our facilities generally include a certified diabetes educator, licensed behavioral counselors, a registered dietitian, exercise physiologists and a community health clinician. Every member of the diabetes care team is dedicated to working together to provide you with care and support in mind, body and spirit. As a participant, youll engage in physical activity, enjoy cooking demos, practice your self-care skills and receive support to learn sustainable quality-of-life skills to accomplish your goals faster. Classes focus on specific skills, such as: Taking your first steps:Understanding diabetes management, self-care, healthy meal planning and increased physical activity. Building your skills:Learning about healthy cooking at home and n Continue reading >>

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