The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Introducing the MATCH grant—advancing equity through community partnerships

Angela Forfia from ADCES and Sarah Ann Piper from Emory Centers joined us live at ADCES23 to talk about an exciting new partnership on a grant offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant will focus on advancing access to diabetes education and prevention resources for those in underserved communities. Hear as Angela and Sarah explain how this will come to life over the next 5 years.
September 19, 2023

Glycemic Management Committees: A Team Approach to Optimizing Care and Preparing for CMS Measures

Hannah Day, MSN, FNP, BC-ADM, CDCES, Nurse Practitioner, and Director of Clinical Practice at Glytec joins The Huddle to talk about Glycemic Management Committees. We discuss what a Glycemic Management Committee is, how creating a team involving multiple disciplines across a health system is an effective strategy to optimize glycemic management and patient safety in the hospital and deliver the best care possible, and key action items you can take now to set your team up for success in the future. This episode is sponsored by Glytec.
July 25, 2023

Bridging the Gap—addressing disparities in health systems with Drs. Marshall Chin and Monica Peek

Those who work with people with diabetes know that there are significant disparities in diabetes outcomes influenced by social drivers of health. To address these issues, health systems need to engage with disadvantaged communities and address community needs. On this episode of The Huddle, Drs. Marshall Chin and Monica Peek, internal medicine physicians at the University of Chicago, discuss a national initiative to address health disparities in diabetes care called Bridging the Gap.
July 19, 2023

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
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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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