The articles in this issue are meant to empower nutrition professionals to become advocates for CGM and to play leading roles in CGM implementation, data translation, and reimbursement.
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Sandi Spicer-Moore, MA, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM sets the stage with her article, Integrating CGM Into Your Practice. Not only did she include the types of CGM products available and their resources, but she also touched upon the differences between personal and professional use CGM, along with billing codes that can be used by the healthcare professional for reimbursement.
CGM is complex and includes a plethora of new terms. Lynne Lyons, MPH, RD, CDE covers Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data Interpretation for Clinicians, by giving key information to deconstruct a standardized report, the downloaded CGM data, as well as crucial questions to ask while viewing the reports with patients to further empower them to understand their glucose trends.
Dana Gershenoff, MS, RD, CDE and Holly Willis, PhD, RDN, LD dive in to cover Clinical Applications of CGM for individuals with T2D Not Using Intensive Insulin Therapy. They cover a lot of ground, giving the reader some useful open-ended questions to consider when educating a CGM user. They also highlight the use of making suggested treatment adjustments with CGM based on food, activity and medications.
Amy Hess Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BCADM, CDE builds on the previous article to cover Clinical Applications of CGM for People Using Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) and Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII), including practical tips for pattern management and case studies designed to stimulate further thinking.
This issue would not be complete without a thorough understanding of digital tools, connected diabetes devices, software and other digital health tools that can be used in conjunction with diabetes self-management education and support. Janice MacLeod, MA, RD, CDE, FAADE covers Data Driven Diabetes Care and Education Services explaining the options available and how they can be integrated into nutrition care.
Laurie Ann Scher, MS, RD, CDE focuses her article on Apps for Diabetes Care and Management giving a high-level overview of how to choose appropriate apps that are safe and effective along with a table of specific apps to consider when working with people with diabetes (PWD).