Perspectives on Diabetes Care
As healthcare professionals focus on bringing down someone’s dangerously high blood pressure, they may neglect to talk about weight, their slowly increasing blood sugar, or healthy self-care behaviors that can reduce risk. Read this blog to learn how one director of chronic care management at a federally-qualified health center helps all their clients keep healthy.
Diabetes evolves slowly and has deleterious effects on the heart long before a person is ever diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dana Thompson, MS, RD, CNSC, CDCES, shares new practical guidance from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists to prevent CVD, as well as some tips to help you put this guidance into practice.
While many treatments and lifestyle modifications can help people with diabetes reduce risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), persistent cardiovascular risk (P-CVR) remains an issue for individuals with type 2 diabetes despite treatment with statins and effective LDL lowering. Dr. Jennifer Goldman, a diabetes care and education specialist and pharmacist for over 31 years, discusses the elevated risk for CVD in people with diabetes and a tool in the diabetes toolbox to help those with CVD and persistent CVD risk. Click here for the show notes and resources. Sponsored by Amarin Pharma, Inc.
Despite national advances in medical technology, health disparities remain and minorities experience higher morbidity and mortality. Non-Hispanic Blacks for instance have higher rates of death from coronary heart disease. Learn more about this health inequity and how to begin tackling it.
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDCES, BC-ADM, joins us to explain how diabetes care and education specialists can support individuals who wish to take supplements to support their cardiometabolic health. You’ll learn how to provide person-centered care that maintains trust while following evidence-based guidance. Click here for the show notes including additional resources.
As diabetes care and education specialists address cardiovascular health, it’s important to let your clients know that they can protect their heart and health by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Take advantage of the fact that February is American Heart Month and start a “heart health” conversation.