Joy Pape, BSN, CDE, WOCN interviewed Donna Jornsay, BSN, RN, CPNP, CDE, (prior faculty member in the Diabetes Core Curriculum Workshop) and Nataliya Shaforost, MS, NP, CDE, (alumna of the DCCW) both in-patient diabetes educators at North Shore LIJ Health Care System, at the August 2012 AADE conference in Indianapolis, IN. Check it out here (scroll down to the fourth video posted August 17th).
The ADA has released a new Position Statement – Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes on 4/19/12.
Staff at the Wall Street Journal reviewed health-oriented mobile apps in 2011. To see the full list of 14 apps, click here. Most of the apps are free or low cost and can be used with BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Sample apps include: Calorie Counter (scan labels and log what you eat), RunKeeper Pro (track running stats) and Relax (guided meditations).
New York State recognizes the need for more CDEs – In 2009, the New York State Health Foundation’s Diabetes Policy Center and The Center for Health Workforce Studies conducted a market analysis of CDEs in the State of New York. The study reveals several key findings and recommendations for improving access to Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) services. The report can be accessed here. (pdf, 3.4MB)
Jane Seley recently received "The New York Times 2010 Tribute to Nurses" award for Innovation. Ms. Seley was granted the award for developing an interdisciplinary diabetes care council and nurse committees at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center to address coordinating blood glucose monitoring with the delivery of meals and insulin administration. Jane also helped develop a new carbohydrate counting menu for patients. Through her ideas, these systems were revamped to help patients become more empowered and better manage their diabetes.
Carol Molfetta received the "Advocate of the Year Award" from the Metropolitan NY Association of Diabetes Educators (MNYADE) on May 18, 2010. The ceremony was held on Long Island. This award recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding efforts in either voluntary service, raising awareness, and/or personal support of diabetes education.
For Veterans: The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved reimbursement for the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Veterans and other qualified individuals can now request reimbursement for the cost of the exam by using their GI education benefits. For more information, visit the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
For instructions and forms, visit the Licensing and Certification Tests section of the GI Bill website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/lcweb.htm.
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