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Managing Diabetes Through COVID-19
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:15 PM - 1:05 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

 Managing Diabetes Through COVID-19

Presented by Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RDN, CDCES, CEC, MBA, will present on how primary care clinicians are managing diabetes through the COVID-19 crisis.  Moderated by Nichole MIrocha, DO, MS

After participating, learners will be able to:
o   list the top strategies for increasing access to and utilization of DSMES, as provided in the recent consensus report
o   make plans for how to optimize referrals to DSMES in their practice
o   create a process in the office to ensure that Medicare requirements for DSMT referrals are met
o   outline Medicare structures for DSMT benefits (hours, beneficiary eligibility, etc.) in the initial and follow-u

A consensus report detailing strategies for increasing access to and utilization of diabetes self-management education and support was released by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, in collaboration with the AAFP and other organizations.

A key component of diabetes care is diabetes self-management education and support, or DSMES, which empowers patients to select methods of care that best match their specific needs. To increase awareness of DSMES, the AAFP has joined with several other health care and diabetes organizations to release a consensus report ( on its use in adults with type 2 diabetes. The report offers FPs and other clinicians a wealth of guidance on the most effective ways to provide DSMES to patients and help them gain access to DSMES services

Ms. Hodorowicz is a consultant, speaker, author and spokesperson specializing in Diabetes Care and Education, Nutrition, Health Promotion and Insurance Reimbursement.  Nichole Mirocha, DO, MS, is Associate Professor in SIU's Department of Family and Community Medicine and the SIU Springfield Osteopathic Residency Program Director.
Register for 6/30