Diabetes Teaching Tools and Metaphors: How Baseball, Clocks, Dollar Stores, Pearls, and Pizza Deliveries Can Help Your Patient Understand and Manage Their Diabetes.
Have you ever struggled with trying to help your clients understand a complex disease like diabetes? Then Sara Thomas’ discussion at AADE Oregon’s annual meeting might just be what the doctor ordered. The goal of her presentation is to share concrete tools and useful metaphors that you can teach to enhance your patient’s understanding and self-management of their diabetes. As we know diabetes is often about numbers and math, so learning how to best address health numeracy can help your clients be more successful in the management of their disease.