PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy

PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy

Collaborating to Eliminate Complications of Diabetes

April 25, 2022

Adenike Atanda is a pharmacist, director of the Diabetes Self-Management Program, and certified diabetes educator with an interest in diabetes management with a focus on insulin therapy and the effects of obesity on pharmacotherapy and disease pathophysiology.

Kate Taylor is a nurse practitioner working with older adults in both outpatient and home health settings. She also is the clinical executive for SafeCare Texas, a non profit group whose goal is to eliminate preventable harm. 

Ken Miller is a physical therapist and assistant professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center specializing in best practices for older adults and the home health setting to provide the highest quality of care.

Teresa Wagner is a registered dietitian, expert in health literacy and certified in lifestyle medicine, public health, patient safety and health coaching, and community health worker instructor. Her research focuses on alleviating health disparities in underserved communities through her literacy to improve population health. 

Episode Takeaways

  • Learn treatment options for Type II Diabetes 
  • How to implement and educate through a Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Lifestyle choices, nutrition and physical activity for the older adult with diabetes
  • Potential outcome measures to assist the healthcare worker in identifying frailty 
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological options for this population 
  • Three things to never leave your providers office without knowing
  • What is my main problem?
  • What do I need to do about it?
  • Why do I need to do it? 

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Parting Shot

“My biggest message as clinicians is to leverage our strengths and to work more colalboatly with each other.” - Adenike Atanda 

“Make sure the instructions you provide to your patients are understandable and actionable at home.” - Teresa Wagner 

“ Don’t not ask questions to your patients… Until you validate what they are doing, we don’t know.” - Kate Taylor 

“Partner with our patients and partner with each other.” - Ken Miller 

Connect with the Panel

Ken: Twitter

Teresa: Twitter, Instagram, Website

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