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Diabetes: Using the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 (AADE 7) in Diabetes Self-Care Management


Rita Panayioto, RD, LD, CDE
Diabetes Course Coordinator
Grady Health System Diabetes Unit


Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Program Description

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has identified seven Self-Care Behaviors for patient education effective in promoting beneficial outcomes in diabetes management. The seven behaviors include: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping.

Educators/healthcare professionals familiar with strategies for the various learning styles and methods for promoting behavior change can use these 7 interventions for providing a comprehensive management plan. This presentation will outline the content area of the 7 Self-Care Behaviors along with methods for effective education in promoting behavior change.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- List the AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors.
- Outline content points for each of the 7 Self-Care Behaviors.
- Identify the educator's role in promoting Diabetes Self-care - Behaviors and strategies for behavior change.


On Demand
Original program date: Oct 17, 2008

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Primary Care