OTI: Module 6: Leveraging Diabetes Education and Community Resources as an Inertia Buster

Therapeutic inertia in diabetes care is a multifactorial problem. While rapid-cycle therapy optimization is an important piece of achieving timely glucose control, it is simply not enough. Addressing patient-level barriers to self-care and follow-through on treatment plan recommendations is critical. To help you engage your team and community as an inertia buster, ADA is hosting this practical online training. During the module we will explore the importance of assessing barriers like social determinants of health, depression, diabetes distress, and health literacy. We will discuss how to consider identified barriers during treatment plan creation. We will also provide suggestions for assessment tools you can use and effective solutions for addressing patient needs and barriers, both in the clinic and through connection with critical community resources, and diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES).

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess patient-level barriers to diabetes self-care and care plan follow through
  • Describe the four critical times to refer to Diabetes Self- Management Education and Support (DSMES)
  • Identify the steps in an effective referral for DSMES and medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
  • Locate relevant community support resources to address social and emotional barriers contributing to therapeutic inertia

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk  & Merck Co., Inc.
American Diabetes Association: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Certificate Program

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