This online course addresses the challenges today’s diabetes educators face and provides a solid foundation of core knowledge that diabetes educators need to update or refine their skills, as well as strategies to deliver appropriate self-management training to their patients with diabetes.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
This guide provides evidence-based communication strategies for health care professionals to use in situations where patients need information to make sound choices.
Food and Drug Administration
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
The guide is designed for managers of diabetes self-management programs, diabetes educators, and others implementing self-management programs who are interested in how they can better incorporate strategies to address negative emotions and enhance healthy coping.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues. CME credits available.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This resource provides health care professionals with a set of tested resources and tools to share with patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.
Improving Chronic Illness Care
These prerecorded lectures from experts in the field of diabetes cover topics ranging from prediabetes to foot care to diabetic emergencies.
The Readiness-to-Change ruler can be used as a quick assessment of a person's motivational state related to changing a specific behavior. Its use can lead to identification and discussion of perceived barriers to change.
American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation
This resource provides clinicians with detailed information about self-management support and how it can improve primary care services by teaching patients with chronic conditions to take informed responsibility for their own health. It describes how to implement self-management support and provides resources to support health care professionals as they adopt this approach.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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