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In this special podcast series, Drs. Neil Skolnik and John J. Russell of Abington Jefferson Health are joined by the leading experts in diabetes treatment and care to discuss the latest information and recommendations for treating diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. For webinar recordings of many of these episodes, please visit https://professional.diabetes.org/content-page/covid-19.

Diabetes Core Update is a monthly audio podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from ADA’s four scholarly journals: DiabetesDiabetes CareClinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and presents 5–6 recently published articles. Intended for the busy health care professional who has little time to review journal articles in depth, Diabetes Core Update discusses how the latest research and information published in ADA journals are relevant to clinical practice and can be applied in a treatment setting.

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Post Date: May 25, 2020
Total Time: 56:32 | File Size: 81.9 MB

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In this special episode, Dr. Boris Draznin (University of Colorado, Denver), along with a distinguished panel, focuses on inpatient care for people with diabetes and COVID-19, utilizing a question and answer format, during a town hall. This episode was originally recorded on May 14, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Boris Draznin, MD, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver

Carol Levy, MD, CDE
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jing Chao, MD
University of Washington

Related resources:

Town Hall: Real-World Cases--Inpatient Care for People with Diabetes and COVID-19

 

Post Date: May 21, 2020
Total Time: 23:34 | File Size: 34.4 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Thomas Jefferson University) and John B. Lynch (University of Washington), discuss how health care providers can safely reopen their practices after the COVID-19 quarantine. This episode was originally recorded on May 14, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Neil Skolnik, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

John B. Lynch, MD, MPH
University of Washington

Related resources:

How Do HCPs Safely Reopen Their Practice After COVID-19 Quarantine?

 

Post Date: May 19, 2020
Total Time: 33:08 | File Size: 45.9 MB

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In this special episode, Dr. Enrique Caballero (Harvard Medical School), along with a distinguished panel, focuses on the challenges and opportunities to help vulnerable populations. This episode was originally recorded on April 23, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Enrique Caballero, MD
Harvard Medical School

Ashby Walker, PhD
University of Florida

Anne Harper, MS, RDN, CDE
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Lisa Taylor, DNP, MSN, BSN
Optum/United Health Group

Arshiya A. Baig, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Chicago

Related resources:

COVID-19 and the Diabetes Care Team: Challenges and Opportunities to Help Vulnerable Populations

 

Post Date: May 12, 2020
Total Time: 34:53 | File Size: 48.3 MB

 

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In this special episode, Dr. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) along with a distinguished panel, focuses on Diabetes Technology in the COVID-19 outbreak. This episode was originally recorded on May 12, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Irl B. Hirsch, MD
University of Washington

Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM
Henry Ford Health System

Related resources:

Updates - Diabetes Technology and COVID-19

 

Post Date: May 9, 2020
Total Time: 38:43 | File Size: 53.6 MB

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In this special episode, Dr. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and Betsy Rodriguez (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), along with a distinguished panel, focuses on the role of community health workers as first responders in the COVID-19 outbreak. This episode was originally recorded on May 5, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Betsy Rodriguez
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colleen Barbero, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, SFC
National Association of Community Health Workers

Related resources:

The Role of Community Health Workers as First Responders in the COVID-19 Outbreak

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 

Post Date: May 3, 2020
Total Time: 35:49 | File Size: 33.2 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and Cynthia Munoz (President-Elect, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association), along with a distinguished panel, discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on youth with diabetes and their families. This episode was originally recorded on April 29, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Marisa Hilliard, PhD
Behavioral Health Consultant

Cynthia Munoz, PhD, MPH
President-Elect, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association

Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR
Behavioral Health Consultant
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Related resources:

COVID-19: Impact on Youth with Diabetes & Families in Quarantine

 

Post Date: April 26, 2020
Total Time: 25:07 | File Size: 34.9 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Irl Hirsch (University of Washington), Elbert Huang (University of Chicago), and Stacie Levine (University of Chicago) discuss issues related to treating older adults with diabetes and COVID-19. This episode was originally recorded on April 20, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series. Topics include:

1. Risk of COVID-19 in older adults

2. What are the recommendations for glucose control during the pandemic

3. Telemedicine

4. Challenges to home care

5. Long-term care settings

Related resources:

Managing Older Adults with Diabetes and COVID-19

 

Post Date: April 25, 2020
Total Time: 15:18 | File Size: 21.4 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and John Russell (Thomas Jefferson University and Abington Jefferson Health) discuss cardiovascular concerns in patients with COVID-19 and diabetes. This episode was originally recorded on April 19, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Neil Skolnik, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

John J. Russell, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair-Department of Family Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health

Related resources:

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Concerns

 

Post Date: April 25, 2020
Total Time: 25:29 | File Size: 35.4 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Mary de Groot (ADA President, Health Care & Education; Indiana University School of Medicine), Jane Jeffrie Seley (New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine Center), and Jean M. Lawrence (Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Kaiser Permanente Research) discuss topics related to empowering patients with diabetes during COVID-19. This episode was originally recorded on April 9, 2020, and presented as part of ADA's webinar series. Topics include:

1. Defining terms and talking with patients about the epidemiology of COVID-19

2. How should providers talk with patients about the risk of COVID-19? The impact of testing

3. COVID-19 infection and its impact on self-care

4. Barriers to problem-solving

5. Diabetes self-care: helping to create a sense of normalcy

6. Diabetes self-care: “It’s OK not to be OK”; acknowledging our feelings

7. Coping with stress

Related resources:

Empowering Patients with Diabetes During COVID-19

 

Post Date: April 25, 2020
Total Time: 14:29 | File Size: 21.7 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and Aaron Sutton, LCSW (Behavioral Health Consultant; Abington Jefferson Health) discuss the often overlooked importance of caring for ourselves while caring for others. This episode was originally recorded on April 1, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Neil Skolnik, MD
Abington Jefferson Health

Aaron Sutton, LCSW
Behavioral Health Consultant
Abington Jefferson Health

Related resources:

Clinician Self-Care and COVID-19

 

Post Date: April 24, 2020
Total Time: 14:19 | File Size: 20.1 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and Eric Johnson (University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences) discuss telehealth approaches to treating patients with diabetes during COVID-19. This episode was originally recorded on March 31, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

Neil Skolnik, MD
Abington Jefferson Health

Eric Johnson, MD
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Related resources:

Telehealth and COVID-19

 

Post Date: April 24, 2020
Total Time: 59:03 | File Size: 81.1 MB

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In this special episode, distinguished faculty answer questions about inpatient management of patients who have diabetes, during COVID-19. This episode, which was recorded on April 7, 2020, is a follow-up discussion to ADA’s Town Hall on inpatient care for people with diabetes and is presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series

Shivani Agarwal, MD, MPH
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jennifer Clements, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDE, BCACP
American Pharmacists Association

Robert Eckel, MD
ADA President, Medicine & Science
University of Chicago

Irl Hirsch, MD
University of Washington

Melanie Mabrey, DNP
Co-Chair - American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Endocrine Specialty Practice Group

Jane Jeffrie-Seley, DNP, BC-ADM, CDCES
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

Neil Skolnik, MD
Abington Jefferson Health

Related resources:

ADA Townhall: COVID-19 and Inpatient Care for People With Diabetes

Inpatient Diabetes Care and COVID-19

Inpatient Insulin Protocols – COVID-19

Diabetes and Coronavirus

 

Post Date: April 23, 2020
Total Time: 30:28 | File Size: 44.3 MB

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In this special episode, Drs. Robert Eckel (ADA President, Medicine & Science), Mary Korytkowski (University of Pittsburgh), and Irl Hirsh (University of Washington) answer questions about inpatient diabetes care during COVID-19. This episode, which was recorded on April 15, 2020, is a follow-up discussion to ADA’s Town Hall on inpatient care for people with diabetes and is presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series. Topics include:

1. Subcutaneous insulin infusions

2. CGM use in the inpatient setting

3. Insulin infusion pumps in the inpatient setting

4. Recommendations for inpatient glycemic control

5. Oral medications

6. Hydroxychloroquine and adverse effects in persons with diabetes

Related resources:

ADA Townhall: COVID-19 and Inpatient Care for People With Diabetes

Inpatient Diabetes Care and COVID-19

Inpatient Insulin Protocols – COVID-19

 

Post Date: April 23, 2020
Total Time: 24:13 | File Size: 35.3 MB

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In this special episode, the American Diabetes Association’s COVID-19 leadership team discusses a range of issues related to COVID-19 and the treatment of diabetes. This episode was originally recorded on March 31, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series. Topics include:

1. Access to medications

2. Effect on diabetes self-management

3. Can patients take their own supplies (e.g., insulin pumps and CGM) if they are hospitalized?

4. Considerations for specific hypoglycemic medications during inpatient hospitalization

5. Differences in management for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

6. Use of SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists during the COVID-19 infection

7. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease during COVID-19

8. ACEs and ARBs

9. Stress among healthcare professionals

Robert Eckel, MD
ADA President, Medicine & Science
University of Chicago

Mary de Groot, PhD
ADA President, Health Care & Education
Indiana University

Irl Hirsch, MD
University of Washington

Anne Peters, MD
University of Southern California

Louis Philipson, MD, PhD
ADA Past President, Medicine & Science
University of Chicago

Neil Skolnik, MD
Abington Jefferson Health

 

Post Date: April 22, 2020
Total Time: 21:43 | File Size: 33.3 MB

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This special episode focuses on managing and monitoring diabetes patients’ medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode was originally recorded on April 14, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

In this episode, Drs. Neil Skolnik (Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University) and Joshua J. Neumiller (College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University) discuss the following topics:

1. Inpatient Medication Management for Persons Admitted With Diabetes

2. Outpatient Medication Management for Persons With Diabetes

3. Hypoglycemic Medication Management

4. ACEs and ARBs

5. NSAIDs

Related resources:

Find Affordable Insulin

ADA Town Hall: COVID-19 and Inpatient Care for People With Diabetes

COVID-19 and Diabetes – Considerations for Health Care Professionals

 

Post Date: April 21, 2020
Total Time: 27:48 | File Size: 38.6 MB

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This special episode focuses on inpatient management of patients with diabetes and COVID-19 infection. This episode was originally posted on April 6, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COVID-19 webinar series.

In this episode, Drs Irl Hirsch (University of Washington, Seattle) and Guillermo E. Umpierrez (Emory University, Atlanta Georgia) discuss the following topics:

1. Risk with Diabetes of COVID-19 and Complications of COVID-19

2. Management of Hyperglycemia during COVID-19 Infection

3. Sub-cutaneous Insulin for DKA

4. CGM in the Hospital Setting

5. Home detection and care of DKA

6. Diabetes Education in the Hospital During COVID-19

Related resources

Inpatient Insulin Protocols – COVID-19
https://professional.diabetes.org/content-page/inpatient-insulin-protocols-covid-19

Inpatient Care Questions: April 15 Update
https://professional.diabetes.org/content-page/inpatient-care-questions-april-15-update

 

Post Date: April 20, 2020
Total Time: 22:50 | File Size: 32.9 MB

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This special episode on planning sick days for your diabetes patients during COVID-19 was originally recorded on April 1, 2020, and presented as part of ADA’s COIVID-19 webinar series.

In this episode, Drs. Anne Peters (University of Southern California) and Louis Philipson (ADA Past President, Medicine & Science; University of Chicago) discuss the following topics:

1. How do we help our patients with diabetes stay safe during COVID-19?

2. Helping patients negotiate safety issues in the workplace

3. Safety Issues when people do not come in for care

4. Managing SGLT-2 inhibitors during the pandemic

5. Home detection and care of DKA

6. Renewing medications and telemedicine visits

Related COVID-19 resources:

COVID-19 and Diabetes: ADA Resources for Diabetes Professionals
https://professional.diabetes.org/content-page/covid-19

Diabetes and COVID-19 Online Community
https://procommunity.diabetes.org/forums/community-home

Information for Patients With Diabetes
https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Post Date: March 25, 2020
Total Time: 22:57 | File Size: 40.7 MB

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Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wu Z, McGoogan JM. JAMA. Published online February 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2648

Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study. Zhou et al. The Lancet, In Press. Available online 11 March 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30566-3

Are patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus at increased risk for COVID-19 infection? Fang et al. The Lancet, In Press. Available online 11 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30116-8

Related COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 and Diabetes: ADA Resources for Diabetes Professionals
https://professional.diabetes.org/content-page/covid-19

Diabetes and COVID-19 Online Community
https://procommunity.diabetes.org/forums/community-home

Information for Patients With Diabetes
https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19

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