Welcome peer educators! Here, you will find helpful resources, tools, and events designed to help you in your diabetes education activities. Be on the lookout for an informational email to be sent regularly your way.
Quick link directory:
- Quarterly Peer Educator Meetings
- Forms and Attendance Log
- Training Videos
- Links to Tools and Materials
Interested in getting trained in DEEP™? Fill out the registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DEEPClass.
Next class: April 30–May 2 in Cypress
New! Celebrate American Diabetes Alert Day® (Tuesday, March 26) by encouraging your students, colleagues, friends, and family to take the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Risk Test. For added education, download the Diabetes and Your Heart infographic (English/Spanish) that provides visual impact and insight.
These gatherings were held each quarter to address barriers and solutions commonly encountered by peer educators in the field. These gatherings have since been discontinued. News about administrative processes and curriculum changes were also featured.
Download the slides to our last meeting, held on September 13, 2018.
Visit our agenda archive for access prior meeting content.
For your diabetes education classes, we require specific forms to be completed, so we have gathered them here for easy access.
- Workshop Request Form
- Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) Registration Form (English)
- EDC Registration Form (Spanish)
- EDC Pre-Patient Activation Form (English)
- EDC Pre- Patient Activation Form (Spanish)
- EDC Post-Patient Activation Form (English)
- EDC Post-Patient Activation Form (Spanish)
- Workshop Attendance Verification Log
- Weekly To-Do List
- Paperwork Cover Page
- Personal Health Log
- Recruitment Flyer (Bonus Incentive)
- Training Videos: EDC Forms and Class Scheduling and Materials Ordering
- Condensed Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ (DEEP™) Kit Items
Class Scheduling and Materials Ordering
We have assembled some important handouts for you and your students that can help you in your classes. Refer to the Resource Guide listed below that provides suggested modules as to when to introduce these other handouts.
- 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
- 2016 Diabetes At A Glance
- American Heart Association (AHA) Blood Pressure Guidelines
- Blood Bag Recipe
- Blood Pressure Proper Technique (English)
- Blood Pressure Proper Technique (Spanish)
- Body Illustration One-Sheet (English and Spanish)
- Diabetes and You: All Medicines Matter!
- Diabetes Zone Tool
- DSME Referral Cards
- EDC Flyer Guidelines for Partners
- Eligibility Pathway Flyer
- Garden and Produce Resources
- HSAG Policy and Procedure on Blood Glucose Demonstration
- How to Combine DEEP Modules 1 and 6
- How to Combine DEEP modules 7 and 8
- California Instructions on How to Dispose of Medical Waste
- Medicare's Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services
- My Medicines: Take Time to Care
- Peer Educator Resource Guide
- Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes
- Healthy Living with Diabetes: Getting the Vaccines You Need
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 the 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.
- Shares these California Department of Public Health Diabetes and Smoking handouts (English/Spanish) with your students
- Share this Quality Payment Program and Diabetes handout with doctors who are performing diabetes care.
- 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.
- Share videos developed by Medicare from their library on YouTube. These are short (under 2 minutes) videos on relevant topics to Medicare beneficiaries, including diabetes and smoking.
- 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.
- QIO Business Guide to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) (PDF)