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NDEP’s Practice Transformation Online Resource Provides Practical Information and Tools for Physicians & Health Care Teams

A population approach to healthcare aims to improve the health of everyone in a clinical practice. This means it’s important to have a system where you know who your patients are and can evaluate patient data regularly to ensure that they are getting the care they need. Organized around the principles of the patient-centered medical home, NDEP’s Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams resource provides models, links, and tools to help physicians, health care professionals, teams, and administrators improve their practice and their systems of health care delivery.

Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD) Toolkit and Webinars

Too many people with diabetes are not getting their annual foot, eye and oral exams, or managing their medication. The NDEP’s enhanced Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit empowers pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to deliver more integrated care for patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. When you work in tandem with other health care providers, you become more effective at recognizing the early danger signs of diabetes, decreasing the risk of complications, and managing medication therapy.

Register for one of three NDEP-sponsored webinars to learn from PPOD professionals who have worked collaboratively in their communities to better care for patients at risk for diabetes and those who already have diabetes using PPOD tools.

Choose Healthy Foods this Summer!

Making healthy food choices is an important part of staying healthy. With barbeques, carnivals, and other special occasions during the summer, choosing healthy foods can be a challenge. Share NDEP's Tasty Recipes booklet and Tips for Enjoying Summer Gatherings if You Have Diabetes feature article to help people with diabetes eat healthy and still enjoy the foods summer has to offer.

Partners Shine in NDEP's Partner Spotlight

This month, NDEP’s Partner Spotlight features Kevin Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., for his continued support of and involvement with the National Diabetes Education Program.

NDEP Webinar Now Available

If you missed NDEP’s past webinar, “Diet Counseling for People with Diabetes and Kidney Disease” you can view the recording and presentation slides here.

Learn More About NDEP’s Resources

NDEP’s newly revised New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help diabetes educators, Community Health Workers, and others who lead diabetes education and support groups, address the important topic of managing the emotional impact of living with diabetes. Also be sure to look at the new NDEP The Road to Health Toolkit E-card, available in English and Spanish, to promote the Kit El camino hacia la buena salud. NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense online resource can also help you find resources to support people in their efforts to make and sustain healthy lifestyle changes.

2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report Released

The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 presents the latest data on the burden of diabetes in the United States. Highlights of the report include:

  • 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes, up from 26 million in 2010.
  • 21.0 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes.
  • 8.1 million people are undiagnosed (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).

On the Road with NDEP

See where NDEP will present or exhibit in the next few months or download a presentation from a past event.