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Distance Learning: Diabetes: Using the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 (AADE 7) in Diabetes Self-Care Management

Sponsor: Magnolia Coastlands
Presenter:  Rita Panayioto, RD, LD, CDE
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008
Session Description:
The American Association of Diabetes Educators has identified seven Self-Care Behaviors for patient education effective in promoting beneficial outcomes in diabetes management. The seven behaviors include: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping.

Educators/healthcare professionals familiar with strategies for the various learning styles and methods for promoting behavior change can use these 7 interventions for providing a comprehensive management plan. This presentation will outline the content area of the 7 Self-Care Behaviors along with methods for effective education in promoting behavior change.

Session Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. List the AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors. 
  2. Outline content points for each of the 7 Self-Care Behaviors. 
  3. Identify the educator’s role in promoting Diabetes Self-care Behaviors and strategies for behavior change.