The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) announced a new partnership to help healthcare professionals better implement professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) programs within their health systems.
The two organizations will release a new tool kit that guides healthcare professionals in the implementation of professional CGMs.
Professional CGM programs offer people with diabetes the ability to use CGM devices for short periods of time so both they and their diabetes care team can optimize diabetes self-management through user-generated data.
“Research continues to support the use of CGM in diabetes management as a tool to help both the person with diabetes and the diabetes care team make more informed treatment decisions,” said AADE 2019 president Karen Kemmis, PT, RN, DPT, MS, GCS, CDE, FAADE.
However, Kemmis added that it remains relatively underutilized technology.
“We hope that by working with AANP to encourage the development of professional CGM programs, we can increase the adoption of CGM to the benefit of people with diabetes and those that serve them,” she said.
Designed for primary care providers and the diabetes care and education specialist, the professional CGM toolkit brings together information available from multiple sources to provide an inclusive and unbiased approach to implementing provider-led CGM into a diabetes care practice.
“Nurse practitioners, diabetes care and education specialists and others in the diabetes care team have indicated there is a need for a simple, structured, comprehensive resource to build a professional CGM program,” said AANP president Sophia Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP.
“We look forward to working with AADE to train the diabetes care team to implement these programs to the benefit of people with diabetes,” Thomas added.
- American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). 2019, October 29, 2019. AADE and AANP Partner to Increase Adoption of Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring Programs.PR Newswire. Retrieved October 29, 2019 from https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aade-and-aanp-partner-to-increase-adoption-of-professional-continuous-glucose-monitoring-programs-300946457.html