Empowering People with Diabetes: Putting Diabetes Self-Management Consensus Principles to Work

Sunday, October 18
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157525

RDNs are essential in the care of people with diabetes. Research supports that the care provided by RDNs improves clinical outcomes, enhances quality of life and reduces costs. Medical nutrition therapy complements the care provided by physicians and other providers as well as diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services. A collaborative writing group representing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and American Pharmacists Association recently published the 2020 DSMES Joint Consensus Report. This presentation provides a road map for RDNs to implement diabetes self-management interventions at four critical times; identifies clinical, behavioral and psychosocial topics to address at the four times; summarizes benefits of DSMES and MNT; and provides guidance on solutions to access barriers and reimbursement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the current role of RDNs in management of persons with diabetes and the benefits of DSMES
  • Outline the four critical times to provide DSMES and MNT
  • Explain barriers to access and reimbursement strategies to support delivery of DSMES and MNT

Performance Indicator:

  • 3.2.4 Encourages others to engage in personal and professional development activities for career growth and skill enhancement.
  • 12.2.6 Determines resource needs for community
    and public health programs.
  • 12.3.3 Takes into consideration any population
    and environmental disparities (health, availability,
    finances, access) when developing programs.

    Moderator(s)

  • Empowering People with Diabetes: Putting Diabetes Self-Management Consensus Principles to Work -

    Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

    Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

    University of Chicago

  • Speaker(s)

  • Empowering People with Diabetes: Putting Diabetes Self-Management Consensus Principles to Work -

    Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDCES

    Sr. Consultant, Nutrition Practice and Evaluation

    HealthPartners

  • Empowering People with Diabetes: Putting Diabetes Self-Management Consensus Principles to Work -

    Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

    Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

    University of Chicago

  • Empowering People with Diabetes: Putting Diabetes Self-Management Consensus Principles to Work -

    Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDCES, FADA

    Owner

    Maryniuk & Associates, Diabetes and Nutrition Consultants