Date: January 25
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)
The ADA Standards of Care are updated every year and provide the diabetes community with an excellent reference on the most current research and recommendations for optimal diabetes care and management. This session will provide Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with a baseline of knowledge on how to utilize guidelines in the provision of their own evidence-based practices. The presenters will share their experiences working with this national committee and how the guideline are updated, developed and approved by consensus every year.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 6.5, 6.6, 9.5, 9.2
- Describe the process, people and frequency for developing the Standards of Care for Diabetes and how to use the document in everyday practice.
- Summarize the areas within the Standards of Care that address the nutrition care process and related interventions and how reference the document.
- Implement updates to teaching and educational guidance based on the most current standards of care when counseling people with all types of diabetes.
- Differentiate and utilize different guidelines based on needs of the target population.
Mary Lou Perry, MS, RDN, CDCES
Mary Lou Perry, MS, RDN, CDCES is a registered dietitian and holds degrees from Radford and Virginia Tech. She has over 30 years of experience in the diabetes space, mostly at the University of Virginia in the department of Internal Medicine as a program coordinator for an ADA-recognized program in the Endocrine department. In the last 20 years, she has been part of an innovative interprofessional collaborative diabetes/cardiometabolic practice where her skills are fully integrated into the practice setting. She is a preceptor and speaker for the University of Virginia’s dietetic internship program and has served as an advisor for several Intern Capstone projects. She has served in numerous capacities with the CBDCE (Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education) as an exam reviewer and item writer. She has helped write items for EatRight prep, a preparation course for those re-entering practice or those qualifying for the registry exam. Known for her humor and innovative presentation style, she is a regular speaker at various state/affiliate diabetes and nutrition meetings.
Sacha Uelman, RDN, CDCES
Sacha Uelman is the Director of Diabetes Education and Prevention Programs at Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) overseeing DEAP Accreditation and DPP initiatives. She has a BA in Sociology, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a CDCES. She has worked as a diabetes care and education specialist and Director of Adult Diabetes Education at Michigan Medicine and has worked for the ADA.