Reclaim your Rise Podcast

Diversity In Diabetes and Equitable Care in the Healthcare System with Grace Silverio

November 8, 2022

Today we have Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Certified Case Manager Grace Silverio on the show to talk about her experience with diabetes education and her work with Diversity In Diabetes.

Diversity In Diabetes is a 5013c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness and providing solutions to end health disparities and the lack of representation in the diabetes space.

Grace has been a registered nurse for over 14 years and is currently a Solution Sales Consultant for Teladoc Health and the subject matter expert for Whole Person care including, Diabetes, Hypertension, Diabetes Prevention, and Weight Management solutions. She has helped train and develop healthcare providers and their patients on insulin pumps and CGMs and is very passionate about prevention and diabetes education. 

In this episode we discuss… 

  • What equitable care is and why it’s essential for quality care 
  • Grace’s experience starting patients on insulin pumps and continuous glucose.
  • The lack of education resources on diabetes in the United States 
  • How to approach trust and language barriers in the healthcare system with underserved communities 
  • Why DID is so important in the diabetes space 

Learn more about Diversity In Diabetes HERE
Watch a replay of the 3rd Annual People of Color Living with Diabetes Virtual Summit

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Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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