Addressing Behavioral Aspects of Diabetes Care
to Improve Quality and Outcomes Webinar
The American Diabetes Association Standards of Care have been reorganized for 2017 to highlight the importance of lifestyle management of diabetes, including psychosocial care.
Join William Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE in a free archived webinar as he discusses the importance of behavioral aspects of diabetes care for primary care providers.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published its first position statement that provides comprehensive and specific guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes and family support system. This recognizes the increasing importance of patient engagement and self-care to achieve optimal outcomes. With the start of the CPC+ and MACRA-related measurements under value-based care, it is now imperative that primary care practices move rapidly to ensure they are compliant with these new guidelines.
Dr. William Polonsky, a leading clinician and clinical advisor to Saturn Care, has been a pioneer of behavioral aspects of diabetes care. He has been recognized for his achievements by the ADA with his receipt in 2014 of the Richard R. Rubin Award. An associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, he also founded and serves as President of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, and is considered one of the leading experts on this important and timely topic.
Please view our archived webinar where Dr. Polonsky will explain the new ADA behavioral guidelines and his experience in improving patient engagement and well-being.
We also briefly discuss how Saturn Care's proven CDMP program improves clinical and behavioral outcomes for patients with Type 2 Diabetes and related conditions in primary care.