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Decreasing Diabetes Burden and Increasing Patient Engagement with Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Dexcom Webinar During Virtual AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX)
Friday, October 16 from 10:00 – 10:45 AM PDT / 1:00 – 1:45 PM EDT

Diabetes requires self-management 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with self-management, there are multiple decisions that need to be made including food choices, physical activity and medication dosing. Healthcare professionals have an opportunity to leverage technology to support people with diabetes to decrease the burden of living with a chronic condition and facilitate engagement in discovery learning. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is an amazing tool to support people as they learn about their own diabetes and how their choices impact their glucose patterns.

Data generated by CGM may be unfamiliar to Healthcare professionals, but Dexcom CLARITY software simplifies decision making by recognizing and reporting patterns and trends. In this session we’ll discuss the benefits of using a personal Dexcom G6 CGM, how to identify individuals who may benefit from CGM data and the workflow for a primary care clinic to be effective. We’ll also present a case study that shows how visualizing CGM data can support both health behavior changes and treatment modifications. We’ll show how CGM enables virtual visits via CLARITY clinic’s cloud-based data sharing platform. We’ll also discuss the new Dexcom G6 Professional, clinic owned system for intermittent CGM wear to uncover hidden glucose patterns. CGM technology is now the standard of care for people with type 1 diabetes and those with type 2 using insulin. Leveraging the power of technology can optimize diabetes management in your clinic and improve outcomes for your patients.

Thomas Grace, MD
Family Medicine, Blanchard Valley Diabetes Center
Dr. Thomas Grace is a family medicine doctor in Findlay, Ohio. He has been in practice since 2013. Family medicine doctors are primary-care physicians trained to meet diverse health needs of children and families. Dr. Grace is the Northwest Ohio Chair for the American Heart Association. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and the Ohio State Medical State Society. He has a wife, Susan, who is a Pediatric Hospitalist, and together they have 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, traveling, and scuba diving.

Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Medical Science Liaison, Clinical Education, Dexcom
Deborah is a certified diabetes care and education specialist and a Medical Science Liaison, in Clinical Education at Dexcom. She is an Adjunct, Assistant Professor at UT Health, San Antonio. Her research interests focus on technology-enabled diabetes care and education. Deborah was the 2015 President of AADE (now the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists). She also serves on the board of directors for Diabetes Sisters.