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Practicing Good Diabetes Self-Care

Making healthy lifestyle changes, eating well, and being active can affect your diabetes in a positive way. These behavior changes are the foundation of every diabetes treatment plan and can lead to better blood glucose control and better overall health.1 Learning how to slowly incorporate changes over a period of time is the best ...

The Intersection of Patient Education and Patient Experience

Managing the patient experience means paying attention to every aspect of the patient’s interaction with your healthcare system, from admitting through care and discharge, and even after they’ve gone back home. Additionally, details that used to be considered afterthoughts—like menus and room appointments—are integral to a positive patient experience. As hospital administrators often ...

Ambulatory Care: The Road to Improved Patient Outcomes

Written by: Georgina R. Howard, RN-BC, NE-BC, MPA, MSN With changes in healthcare reimbursement and health care policy, there has been a shift in access to care for patients. Fewer patients are accessing emergency rooms, opting instead for alternatives like urgent care clinics for non-acute conditions.[1], [2] At the same time, insurance carriers ...

Lifestyle Management for Diabetes Patients

Written by: Jon Vredenburg, MBA, RD, CDE, CSSD, LD/N Lifestyle management is the cornerstone of diabetes care. For some patients, just getting regular physical activity and following an individualized meal plan can yield sufficient outcomes. However, that is easier said than done. Diet and exercise are an intimidating pair to many people, and ...