The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist—Barriers and Solutions to Access Diabetes Technology for Underserved Populations
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom B
Level 2, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Q&A with Jasmine D. Gonzalvo, PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM
Purdue University Center for Health Equity and Innovation
What is your presentation about?
This presentation will identify disparities in the use of diabetes technology and describe the role of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists in navigating barriers to improve access to diabetes technology for populations who are traditionally underserved.
What makes this topic important in 2022?
The ADA Standards of Care promote the use of a variety of diabetes technology hardware, devices, and software. However, people with diabetes encounter a multitude of barriers to accessing this technology consistently. Diabetes Care and Education Specialists are often comfortable navigating these barriers alongside people with diabetes to improve access.
How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
I have been a pharmacist certified diabetes care and education specialist offering cardiovascular risk reduction services for people with diabetes in a primary care federally qualified health center for 15 years, providing care to communities who are traditionally underserved.
What are you most looking forward to at the 82nd Scientific Sessions?
I’m looking forward to connecting with other diabetes professionals who are passionate about optimizing care for people with diabetes.