Welcome peer educators! Here, you will find helpful resources, tools, and events designed to help you in your diabetes education activities. Want to see a snapshot of what peer educators have been up to? Visit our EDC Yearbook page.
Quarterly Peer Educator Meetings
These gatherings are held each quarter and address barriers and solutions commonly encountered by peer educators in the field. News about administrative processes and curriculum changes are also featured. Your quarterly host is Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) Project Coordinator, Taylor Finegan. Refer to this page for information on upcoming and past meetings.
May 23, 2017, 1–2:00 p.m. AZ
September 6, 2017, 1–2:00 p.m. AZ
November 14, 2017, 1–2:00 p.m. AZ
December 13, 2017, 1–2:00 p.m. AZ
March 14, 2017, 1–2:00 p.m. AZ
Forms and Attendance Log
For your diabetes education classes, we require specific forms to be completed, so we have gathered them here for easy access.
- Workshop Request Form
- Beneficiary Authorization Form (English)
- Beneficiary Authorization Form (Spanish)
- Condensed DEEP Kit
- Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) Registration Form
- EDC Pre-Patient Activation Form
- EDC Post-Patient Activation Form
- Talking Point for Peer Educators
- Workshop Attendance Verification Log (English)
- Workshop Attendance Verification Log (Spanish)
- Weekly To-Do List
Materials to Enhance Your Class Modules
We have assembled some important handouts for you and your students that can help you in your classes.
- 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
- 2016 Diabetes At A Glance
- Diabetes and You: All Medicines Matter!
- Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ (DEEP™) Curriculum Changes to the 8th Edition (PDF)
- EDC Flyer Guidelines for Partners
- HSAG Policy and Procedure on Blood Glucose Demonstration
- HSAG Policy and Procedure on Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, or Hypertension During DEEP Training
- Lower Extremity Amputation (English)
- Lower Extremity Amputation (Spanish)
- Medicare's Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services
- My Medicines: Take Time to Care
- Proper Technique for Blood Pressure Measurement (English)
- Proper Technique for Blood Pressure Measurement (Spanish)
- Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes
- Healthy Living with Diabetes: Getting the Vaccines You Need
Links to Tools and Materials
We have gathered fresh resources that can help reinforce your teachings at your diabetes education classes. Feel free to share with your students.
- Safe Needle Disposal: Visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org to find out your state's rules on disposal and to locate disposal options by Zip code. Download flyers (English/Spanish).
- Diabetic Retinopathy: 5 Tips to Lower Your Risk—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a set of tips to help you lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy:
- Get a yearly comprehensive dilated eye exam.
- Keep your blood sugar levels as close to your target range as possible.
- Eat healthy food and be physically active.
- Quit smoking (or never start).
- Visit your eye doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.
For more information on diabetic retinopathy prevention, visit the CDC retinopathy webpage.
- Share these handy footcare flyers with your students:
- Take the Diabetes Risk Test online—This test asks a few simple questions about weight, age, family history, and other factors to gauge a person's risk for type 2 diabetes.
- Share a A Snapshot of Diabetes in America (poster) with your students to spark a conversation.
- Use the All About Prediabetes (screener) to check your risk for prediabetes and prevention tips. This information is in Spanish too.
- Help inform Medicare beneficiaries that Medicare covers diabetes screenings and supplies. Share this Medicare link to let them know what is covered.
- Visit the HSAG Diabetes Disease Education webpage—HSAG has gathered field-proven tools and materials for use in educating people about diabetes prevention and control. English and Spanish-language tools are featured.