|Volume 9, Issue 7|
Use NDEP’s Practice Transformation Online Resource for Physicians & Health Care Teams
The NDEP’s Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams (formerly known as Better Diabetes Care) is designed for health care professionals and administrators who want to change systems of health care delivery around diabetes. Visit YourDiabetesInfo.org/PracticeTransformation to explore this resource and for models, links, and tools to help physicians and health care teams initiate and maintain quality improvements in their health care practice.
Help People Choose Healthy Foods This Summer!
Making healthy food choices is an important part of staying healthy. Visit NDEP’s July promotions calendar to find diabetes-friendly recipes and other resources to help people stay healthy during the summer season.
Diabetes Research in the News
Even when they receive the best currently available treatment and close monitoring of their condition, American youth with type 2 diabetes experience a more rapid progression of co-morbidities far more aggressive than what is typically seen in adults. The findings from the TODAY study suggest grave cause for concern, according to a series of study results being published in a special issue of Diabetes Care dedicated to this important public health concern.
The National Institutes of Health is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study.
Explore Diabetes HealthSense
NDEP’s Diabetes HealthSense online tool can help you find resources to support people in making changes to live well – whether they have diabetes or not. Use resources included in Diabetes HealthSense – such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ A Healthier You – to help people eat healthy and be active during summer months.
Partners Shine in NDEP’s Partner Spotlight
NDEP’s July Partner Spotlight features the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, for using NDEP resources to promote diabetes management messages in the community.
NDEP Congratulates Dr. Ann Albright
Ann L. Albright, PhD, RD, and member of NDEP’s Executive Committee was awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award at the Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions June 21-25, 2013 in Chicago, IL. This annual award honors the highly meritorious efforts by health professionals in the field of diabetes education.
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