May 2019 Fresh News
Why Bold Brands Win. Communicating the Diabetes Message
Dave Saunders, Chief Idea Officer at Madison + Main, gives an interactive presentation about the development of communication, and how much things have changed over a relatively short, three decades. Dave’s presentation included thoughts on the web 1.0 to 4.0.
AWARENESS
New Developments in Diabetes

Diabetes affects the everyday lives of more than 100 million people living in the US.

Diabetes  is a complex disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar.
“One of the most exciting areas where I think we’ll see diabetes research and treatment expanding is to the microbiome.”

New scientific advances are making the chronic condition easier to treat. New insights into how exactly the disease works could also offer different ways to treat it.
EDUCATION
Study shows Diabetes Education Highly Effective in Accredited Federally Qualified Health Centers

AADE | Feb 13, 2019
Leslie Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, AADE Chief Science and Practice Officer

A new study from AADE, funded by The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, has shown just how effective diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) can be when offered in a person-centered, team-based care setting. Participants in the study saw an A1C reduction of nearly 2%!
TREATMENT
Diabetes treatment in 2025: Can scientific advances keep pace with prevalence?

Mansur Shomali , MD, CM

Despite the known benefits of a healthy lifestyle, many individuals find it hard to maintain such a lifestyle in our modern world, which facilitates sedentary behavior and overeating. As a consequence, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is predicted to increase dramatically over the coming years. Will developments in treatments be able to counteract the resulting impact on morbidity and mortality? 
UPCOMING EVENTS and POSITION OPENINGS
May 12 l Happy Mother's Day!
May 13  | DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12-1 p.m. |  Details
May 14  | VDC Board Meeting | 5 p.m |
May 15  | Diabetes Prevention Program Conference Call | 3-4 p.m. |  Details
May 27 l Happy Memorial Day!
June 8 I  VCU Practical Endocrine Topics for Primary Care I  Details

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