The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

ADCES23: Celebrating 50 Years in Houston with Connie Brown-Riggs

Registration is now open for this year's ADCES Annual Conference, ADCES23. This year’s conference planning committee chair, Connie Brown-Riggs, joined The Huddle to talk about what new and exciting aspects to expect at ADCES23, including a celebration of ADCES's 50th anniversary.
April 24, 2023

It’s Diabetes Camp Season! Carla Cox shares the value of camp

We welcomed Carla Cox, CDCES to The Huddle to talk about the value of diabetes camps. Carla has volunteered for diabetes camps across the globe for many years. In this episode, she shares valuable insights on psychosocial and practical benefits of these camps and how healthcare professionals in the diabetes community can get involved.
April 11, 2023

Monetizing Diabetes Devices and Demonstrating Your Value with Jennifer Okemah

Jennifer Okemah, MS, RDN, BCADM, CDCES, CSSD, shares her experience running diabetes programs and flipping them from cost centers into revenue generators. The episode is full of practical tips diabetes care and education specialists can use to leverage their role as diabetes technology experts for new streams of revenue. She also shares tips on how you can track performance to demonstrate the value you bring to your health system. Resources:Learn more about the ADCES Annual Conference: ADCESmeeting.orgMore resources to help you demonstrate your value:’s website: www.salutenutritionPLLC.comJennifer’ LinkedIn: (10) SALUTE NUTRITION, PLLC: Overview | LinkedInJennifer’s Instagram: Salute Nutrition, PLLC (@salutenutrition.pllc) • Instagram photos and videosJennifer’s Facebook: Salute Nutrition, PLLC | FacebookADCE Accreditation and Reimbursement Boot Camps:
March 28, 2023

What to know about the latest CGM technology featuring Celia Levesque with Celia Levesque

As CGM technology continues to evolve, it's important that those working with people with diabetes understand the different devices available and how to help people find the best fit for them. Celia Levesque, an advanced practice provider for the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, joins The Huddle to discuss the latest updates in the world of CGM technology, as well as advances that she would like to see in the future and how to help people with diabetes find the device that best fits their needs.ResourcesFor more information about CGM options, visit view all CGMs currently available, visit our find & compare CGMs page: CGM l Compare CGM Features l danatech ( insurance cover a CGM? Find out with our free CGM insurance lookup tool at: CGM Insurance Coverage Look-Up Tool ( in training on the devices mentioned in this podcast? Visit our danatech device training page for current and future training events.
March 13, 2023

Understanding Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulins

Thomas Blevins, MD, an Endocrinologist from Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology in Austin, TX, joins The Huddle to talk about interchangeable biosimilar insulin. We discuss what interchangeability means and the evidence supporting it. You’ll also hear about the options interchangeable biosimilar insulin presents for healthcare systems and people with diabetes.This episode is sponsored by ViatrisResourcesWebinar on Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin (Free and non-CE):  The New Frontier of Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulins  - Sheets on Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin in English Viatris_Tip_Sheet_v3_04202022 ( and Spanish Viatris_Tip_Sheet_v3_04202022_spa ( delivery resources from ADCES:, T. C., Barve, A., Raiter, Y., Aubonnet, P., Athalye, S., Sun, B., & Muniz, R. (2020). Efficacy and safety of MYL-1501D versus insulin glargine in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Results of the INSTRIDE 3 phase 3 switch study. Diabetes, obesity & metabolism, 22(3), 365–372. website:
March 8, 2023

Exploring the 2023 ADA Standards of Care with Mary Lou Perry

On this episode of The Huddle we talk to Mary Lou Perry, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the area of diabetes nutrition clinical practice and was appointed to the ADA Professional Practice Committee last March. Mary Lou shares how others can be a part of the committee, a few key highlights from the 2023 ADA Standards of Care, and examples of how the updated standards can be applied in practice.Resources:To read the full 2023 Standards of Care, visit: watch an ADCES webinar that dives a bit deeper into the Standards of Care, visit: apply to be a part of an ADA committee, visit: ADA public comment, visit:
February 28, 2023
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The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

The official podcast of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Join us as we discuss the latest news, issues, and updates in diabetes care, education, advocacy and technology.


Kirsten Yehl, Associate Director for Research and Proposals

Kirsten Yehl, Associate Director for Research and Proposals

Kirsten Yehl is the Associate Director of Research and Proposals at ADCES. In her role at ADCES, Kirsten facilitates the research committee and works collaboratively with diabetes care and education specialists, subject matter and methodological experts, across the US to translate and integrate DCES research into policy and practice. Her conversations on the Huddle are driven by a natural curiosity and interest in connecting experts from across the care space to improve care and outcomes for people with diabetes. She brings over twenty years of experience in public health, health services, and outcomes research, to her conversations on the Huddle and cherishes each Huddle conversation as a chance to learn from and connect with the people making a difference on the front lines of diabetes care.

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