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4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life (English)

These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.

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4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life (Spanish only: 4 Pasos para controlar la diabetes de por vida)

These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.

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Act On Diabetes Now (video)

This video from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) brings four messages to the world from the global diabetes community: Diabetes is a major threat to human security; the global failure to invest in diabetes has led to the current crisis; the news is bad, but we have the solutions; and diabetes affects everyone so it requires a collective response.

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American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2015

The American Diabetes Association provides a synopsis of its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2015 that are relevant to the Quality Improvement 11th Scope of Work regarding Task B.2.

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Ask the Pharmacist to Join Your Diabetes Care Team

University of Washington Associate Professor of Pharmacy and editor of Diabetes Spectrum, Peggy Soule Odegard, cites the latest clinical research from around the country of positive impacts on patient health (including diabetes and cardiac health) through the inclusion of pharmacists on the healthcare team (PDF format).

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Check.Change.Control. Blood Pressure Program

The American Heart Association's Check.Change.Control. Campaign is a community-based effort that empowers people to learn about, monitor, and change their blood pressure through a combination of local resources and meetings.

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Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Patients Excessively Tested

A study from the Veterans Affairs Administration found that among patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, 38 percent were tested at least three times and 4.2 percent were tested at least five times during their first year. As to patients with stable or controlled disease, testing more than...

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Diabetes and Nutrition in the Latino Community

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Diabetes Education program have teamed up to provide a video Webinar to discuss culturally-appropriate nutrition education tailored for Latinos with diabetes or at risk for the disease. The Webinar explains the role that nutrition...

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Diabetes Awareness/Prevention E-cards

Encourage your providers to use of the following social media information cards for sharing with patients to raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and encourage them to learn how to prevent or manage the disease.

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Diabetes Basics

Diabetes education, designed for the patient and lay audience, to better understand the disease.

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Diabetes Goal Tracker

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has developed a mobile app in English and Spanish, designed to help people with diabetes better manage their disease. The app is available for both iPhones and Androids.

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Diabetes Health Sense

The National Diabetes Education Program has created Diabetes Health Sense, a digital hub which provides resources to help people to live well and meet their goals, whether they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease.

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Diabetes Mine

Diabetes Mine is a patient-based Website, filled with practical advice, research news, and support for people with diabetes.

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Diabetes Resources

Diabetes resources, geared for the provider practice are provided, including communication tools to assist in making diabetes messages clear to patients.

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Diabetes Risk Increased for Men Who Get Too Much, Too Little Sleep

Researchers in the Netherlands studied 788 healthy men and women, ages 30 to 60 years, across 19 European countries, with the goal of determining the impact of sleep on glucose metabolism. The scientists reported their findings in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, stating that...

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Diabetes Self-Management Education Empowers Mississippians

A Diabetes Self-Management Class program in Mississippi is described, along with its best practices. The program used the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program model that presents clinical instruction in layman's terms. Among its features, this effort held classes in non-traditional settings, such as churches, housing apartments, and parks. It also hosted a graduation for all participants, providing each graduate with a certificate and press in the local newspaper.

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Diabetes Tools and Instruments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) have gathered the latest news on diabetes-related supplies (e.g. lancets, test strips, monitors, etc.) and services (e.g. eye exam, diabetes self-management training, nutrition, etc.), detailing what is covered by Part B versus Part D.

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Doctor Rethinks How to Treat Diabetes-Depression Link

In this article from Washington’s Top News, Dr. Sherita Golden, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor, explains why more and more doctors are looking for a diabetes-depression link in their patients. People with diabetes are twice as likely to encounter depression as someone...

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Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) Progam FAQ Sheet

The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program/EDC site has a FAQ page providing an overview of EDC and how potential partners, providers, and stakeholders may engage with the QIO.

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Explaining Your Kidney Test Results

The National Kidney Disease Education Program provides a handy tear-off pad allowing clinicians to help patients understand their lab results. Patients with diabetes are routinely advised to check their kidney health, and can use this tool to assist.

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Eye Study Establishes Health Benefits of Controlled Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a study showing less diabetic retinopathy progression among people who underwent intensive blood glucose control.

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Faith Leaders Toolkit

The National Diabetes Education Program has designed a toolkit for faith leaders, supporting their efforts to encourage their membership to make changes in their daily lives towards better health. The guide contains tip sheets, webinars, videos, social messages, and other tools to assist in this...

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Food & Fitness

The American Diabetes Association provides ideas on how to integrate exercise and healthy cooking for effective diabetes prevention or maintenance.

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Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals and Teams

The National Diabetes Education Program has updated its popular Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, designed for healthcare professionals to help them identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Gender-Specific Diabetes Biomarkers

A study in Endocrine Reviews highlights the growing body evidence of gender-specific risks for type 2 diabetes, as reported by MedicalExpress. Among other markers, women appear to gain some protection from diabetes onset through estrogen levels, but lose that protective effect during menopause....

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Health Body Weight Planner

The National Institutes of Health Body Weight Planner (BWP) is a free online tool designed to help adults set personal physical activity and calorie targets to achieve and maintain weight goals. The BWP is a unique goal-setting resource for weight management because it accounts for the change in...

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IBM Watson's Latest Challenge: Diabetes

IBM is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to improve patient outcomes through the cognitive computing of Watson and the association’s diabetes database. The goals is to develop tools that helps the diabetes community—patients, clinicians, and researchers—to use the clinical data that...

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Imbalance of Gut Bacteria Linked to Diabetes Risk

University of Copenhagen researchers have found new evidence associating bacteria in our intestinal tract with a higher risk of contracting diabetes. The study involved 277 people without diabetes and 75 individuals with type 2 diabetes. The researchers discovered that the people with insulin...

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Life's Simple 7

The American Heart Association launched Life's Simple 7, which explains seven crucial factors impacting heart health. This site provides tools for self-assessment and ways to take action to lower your blood pressure.

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Low-Literacy Materials on Learning About Diabetes

Learning About Diabetes is an organization offering English- and Spanish-language, low-literacy materials to assist with diabetes education. There is a one-time fee of $25 for rights to distribute each one-pager, allowing for your organization name and logo to be added.

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Medical Nutrition Therapy Appears to Benefit Patients with Pre-Diabetes

People with pre-diabetes are at high risk of developing diabetes. Anaheim Clinical Trials studied 76 overweight or obese adults with impaired fasting glucose or an HbA1c level of 5.7% to 6.4% to determine the effect of medical nutrition therapy compared with usual care of FPG, HbA1c, serum lipid...

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Medication Adherence: Resources for Healthcare Teams

Healthcare professionals can improve their own skills and processes to help promote medication-taking behavior in their patients. This page from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has resources to support members of the healthcare team.

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More Patient Education, Not Physician Training, Helps Control Diabetes

A study in Ethnicity and Disease confirms that people with diabetes achieve better glucose control when given disease management education, even better than when doctors are given intensive instruction.

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National Diabetes Month: What's Your Role?

The National Diabetes Education program’s theme in 2015 is “Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone has a Role. What’s Yours?”. Help people in your community learn more about the importance of diabetes education and support with resources from the NDEP and the National Institute for Diabetes and...

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National Eye Institute Eye Disease Simulations

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has created a handout that simulates various eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataracts.

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Neuropathy Pain Strongest Predictor of Depression in Diabetes

University of Rome researchers discovered that patients with diabetes face increased risk of developing depression if they experience peripheral neuropathic pain. The risk is quite substantial: painful diabetic polyneuropathy was linked to a fourfold increase in risk of depression. Read more from...

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Personalized Text Messages Increase Physical Activity for Patients with Diabetes

Diabetes In Control reported that researchers found patients with diabetes who received up to seven messages each week with positive and/or negative feedback increased the amount of physical activity and pace of walking over time by 42.7 percent. Patients who only received one weekly reminder to...

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Prevalence and Trends in Diabetes Among U.S. Adults, 1988-2012

Diabetes prevalence among U.S. adults is estimated between 12 to 14 percent, depending on the criteria used, with a higher rate among non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic Asians, and Hispanics. The statistics, as set forth in this article from the Journal of the American Medical Association, show an...

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Step by Step. (Prevengamos la diabetes tipo 2. Paso a paso)

The National Diabetes Education Program has published a bilingual tip sheet to help Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes to move more and eat less to reduce their risk. The National Diabetes Education Program has published a bilingual tip sheet to help Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes to exercise more and eat less to reduce their risk.

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Project Impact: Diabetes

Project IMPACT: Diabetes is the first national diabetes self-management program conducted by the APhA Foundation in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative that is specifically designed to improve the health of underserved populations with limited access to quality care in 25 participating communities disproportionately affected by diabetes. Its coordinated methods and results reflect a dramatic improvement in A1c blood sugar control, LDL cholesterol control, and lower blood pressure and body mass index metrics.

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Proof That Diabetes Self-Management Education Behavioral Programs Need 10 Hour Minimum To Be Effective

In this Annals of Internal Medicine article, researchers reviewed 132 randomized, controlled studies to determine that diabetes self-management education offering 10 or fewer hours of contact with delivery personnel provided little benefit.

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Small Steps. Big Rewards. (English)

This three-booklet package from the National Diabetes Education Program helps people assess their risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease and it includes an activity tracker and a fat and calorie counter.

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Small Steps. Big Rewards. (Spanish only: Mi plan de acción para prevenir la diabetes tipo 2)

This three-booklet Spanish-language package from the National Diabetes Education Program helps people assess their risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease and it includes an activity tracker and a fat and calorie counter.

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Study Reveals Reducing Overtreatment in Diabetes and Hypertension Can Improve Health

A Veterans Administration study published in JAMA Internal Medicine evaluated the association between blood pressure or HbA1c levels and medication deintensification in older patients with diabetes. Researchers found that for older people, more medication could pose more side effects and fewer...

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Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families (Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiares)

A bilingual booklet from the National Diabetes Education Program, Tasty Recipes is filled with recipes specifically designed for Latin Americans. Recipes are accompanied by their nutritional facts table. The booklet also includes diabetes health information and resources. This effective, yet practical, educational promotional tool is a terrific addition to any kitchen.

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The Importance of Diabetes Self-Management Education

Diabetes in Control led a three-minute interview with a clinical leader on the importance of diabetes self-management education (DSME). The interview subject is Andy Rhinehart, FACP, FACE, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC, Chief Medical Officer at Glytec Systems, and former program director of the Johnston...

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Treatment & Care

The American Diabetes Association has gathered information on the latest medical therapies and approaches, along with healthy living tips.

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Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry

The National Diabetes Education program has published a PDFguide for providers to apply effective patient-directed messaging to support comprehensive diabetes care.

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