Diabetes, Telehealth, and Apps: Navigating Technology for People with Diabetes
The roles of registered dietitian nutritionists are evolving, and the impact of advanced diabetes management has accelerated momentum in the practice of diabetes and nutrition education. Technology to manage diabetes is constantly growing; practitioners not understand how to recommend, use and explain all available products to people with diabetes. Nutrition educators and clinicians need to be able to collaborate with individuals using therapeutic problem solving tools to aid with the 24/7 nature of life with diabetes. This session will examine the growth of technology, available and emerging apps and the potential benefits of digital technology and nutrition education for people with diabetes.
- Explain three criteria for selecting apps for people with diabetes
- Describe current insulin titration apps for people with type 2 diabetes on multiple daily injections
- Discuss the benefits of in-app diabetes coaching and monitoring
- 5.1.1 Demonstrates proficient use of technical
operating systems and software to communicate
and disseminate information; to collect, track
and retrieve data; and to create documents,
spreadsheets and presentations.
- 5.3.2 Maintains technological security and
confidentiality in the electronic sharing,
transmission, storage and management of
- 4.1.4 Demonstrates effective, appropriate and
timely consultation with experts and others.
Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition
Integrated Diabetes Services
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES
Owner, Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Certified Diabetes Educator
Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC