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Healthy Conversations: Diabetes

November 20, 2020 | Healthy Conversations

Update (9/15): Tracey Brown is no longer the CEO of the ADA. The organization announced May 12, 2021 that it named Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and a former ADA Board of Trustees member, as its executive director, effective November.

Welcome to Healthy Conversations, an open discussion among healthcare professionals about the latest innovations, what we’re learning on the front lines of the healthcare industry, and how it’s changing in real-time. So much of our attention has been focused on the pandemic, but chronic illness continues to compound the effects of COVID-19.

In this episode, we’ll focus on one of America’s most widespread chronic diseases: diabetes. November is American Diabetes Month, and we spoke with the CEO of the American Diabetes Association, Tracey Brown, about her own experience and how her organization is working to transform diabetes care. You can hear Tracey’s extended interview in the podcast episode below.

We also connected with Dr. Kenneth Snow about innovative technologies like CGM (continuous glucose monitors), early detection, and the fine line between giving patients more autonomy and the risk of overwhelming them. Lastly, we’ll hear from Rebecca Rice, pharmacist and educator, about the evolving role she plays in the life of chronic care patients via the unique HealthHub model.