Benefits of Diabetes Educator Referrals

Diabetes education has positive effects not only on psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetes care, but also known to be a cost-effective treatment by reducing hospital readmissions and lowered risk for complications. Yet, many patients often do not receive DSMES (Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support) referrals. Listen to Nancy D’Hondt, a certified diabetes educator and registered pharmacist, Dr. Lillian Khor, a cardiologist and Dr. Jay Shubrook, an osteopathic family physician, discuss how they work with CDEs and the benefits found from referring patients to diabetes self-management programs and a certified diabetes educator.

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Episode 7 – Benefits of Diabetes Educator Referrals

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Nancy D’Hondt, RPh, CDE, FAADE is a clinical pharmacist and certified diabetes educator at Ascension St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Her involvement in the diabetes landscape spans 20 years where she has served on local and national committees for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Nancy was a member of the AADE National Board of Directors and provided leadership for the organization as the 2017 President of the Board.

Nancy D’Hondt, RPh, CDE, FAADE

Lillian Khor, MB.BCh., MRCP UK, MSc is a general cardiologist at both the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and the University of Utah Health Care, where she is Medical Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She has published on gender and age-related differences in the prognostic value of a biomarker (C-reactive protein) in patients with established coronary artery disease. She is passionate about community education and has promoted this as past President of Utah’s American Heart Association’s (AHA) Board of Directors (2010-2014).

Lillian Khor, MB.BCh., MRCP UK, MSc

Jay Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOCP is a Family Physician and Fellowship trained Diabetologist. He is currently a Professor at Touro University California. Dr. Shubrook’s professional work and passion focuses on preparing the primary care workforce to better manage diabetes; and optimizing the prevention and treatment of diabetes. He served as the Director of an integrated comprehensive diabetes care center and also as the Director of Clinical Research at both Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) and more recently Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine; and is the immediate past Chair of the Primary Care Advisory Board of the American Diabetes Association.

Jay Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

Jay Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOCP