I really had no idea what to expect attending ADA’s scientific sessions virtually this year. After attending AADE last summer in Houston, I was interested to see how everything would work online, since it is such an interactive in-person experience. Safe to say that by the end of the weekend I was still just as exhausted as I was at last summer’s conference! ADA did a terrific job of giving us all of the most up-to-date information on science in diabetes. I loved being able to go to sessions at my leisure and that I can still watch sessions for the next 90 days, making it easier to study and really listen to each presentation, without fearing missing out on another presentation going on. One of my favorite sessions of the weekend was “Delivering Patient and Professional Diabetes Education Across Diverse Populations.” The first speaker, Nicolas Cuttriss,started the presentation off by saying how more than 70% of patients at the top diabetes specialty centers in the country do not meet their HgbA1c targets. With a number that large, we can no longer say that patients are non-compliant. Diabetes education needs to be tailored to the individual and taught to them however they learn best. This weekend showed me how the diabetes field is continuing to grow and change every minute, and that makes me more excited than ever to get into the field and begin making an impact!
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