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May 23, 2014
Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults. Close to 11 million people age 65 and older in the United States have diabetes. Research shows that older adults with diabetes are at risk for developing other health problems or already have complications such as nerve damage, vision problems and/or cardiovascular disease. The good news is older adults with diabetes can take steps to prevent or delay related health problems, and older adults at risk for type 2 diabetes can take steps to prevent or delay the disease.
The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Diabetes Resources for Older Adults page features a collection of resources that are designed to help older adults learn about diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention. Caregivers and health care professionals of older adults may also find helpful tools to enhance their understanding of issues that affect this population. The page includes resources from the NDEP and other federal and non-federal health information sources. Resources are reviewed by independent experts on diabetes care for older adults.
To learn more, visit http://ndep.nih.gov/older-adults
Jun 17, 2013
The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) refreshed “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.
Practice change is essential to provide evidence-based care recommended by the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model and to manage issues related to diabetes and its complications. This free online resource provides models, links, and tools to help physicians and health care teams initiate and maintain quality improvements in their health care practice. Content featured on this site is based on current, peer-reviewed literature and evidence-based clinical practice recommendations.
“Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams” is organized by the following key sections:
- Engage Leadership & Assess Your Practice
- Provide Evidence-Based Care
- Use Information Systems
- Improve Practice Quality
- Use Clinical Decision Support
- Practice Team-Based Care
- Enhance Patient-Centered Interactions
- Improve Patient Care Coordination
Visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/PracticeTransformation to learn more, and for promotional tools you can use to promote the resource with your partners and colleagues.
Jun 14, 2012
You asked for it, and we delivered! NDEP's Road to Health Evaluation Guide is now available in English and Spanish for people who use the Road to Health Toolkit. The guide includes simple tools to assess the following:
- Is the target audience being reached?
- What is the quality of the activities?
- How do you improve the program's activities?
- How do you monitor the participants' behavior changes?
Extra, Extra! New Bonus! Join the NDEP Road to Health Implementers Community! This learning community is for people who use the Road to Health Toolkit as a resource to manage diabetes prevention activities. Find and share lessons learned, tools, and resources to support the implementation of the toolkit.
For more information about the Road to Health Evaluation Guide or to join the Road to Health Implementers community, contact Betsy Rodríguez, CDC/NDEP Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 05, 2011
NDEP Releases Updated Edition of Redesigning the Health Care Team: Diabetes Prevention and Lifelong Management
NDEP’s Redesigning the Health Care Team: Diabetes Prevention and Lifelong Management (Team Care guide), provides practical resources to help health care professionals and organizations implement team care for people with diabetes.
The guide contains:
- Evidence that supports team care as a component of effective diabetes management
- Steps for forming and maintaining a successful team
- Case studies demonstrating real-world team care in traditional and nontraditional settings
Team care is a key component of health care reform initiatives that incorporate an integrated health care delivery system, especially those initiatives for chronic disease prevention and management.
A team approach to diabetes care can help reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes, improve diabetes management, and lower the risk for complications. Health care professionals should collaborate with colleagues to provide comprehensive diabetes care to improve health outcomes.
Learn more about the Team Care guide
View or download Team Care promotional materials
Nov 29, 2010
NDEP's Road to Health series has expanded its offerings with these new materials:
Kit El Camino Hacia la buena salud
Designed for Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, this tool kit provides materials to start a community outreach program reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.
Road to Health Training Guide
This guide is designed for people who develop or offer train-the-trainer workshops and for community health workers who work with people who are Hispanic/Latino or African American/African Ancestry. Other health care professionals, diabetes educators, health educators, nurses, dietitians, and community educators can also be trained or provide training to others by using the Road to Health Toolkit. Also available in Spanish.
Road to Health Training Video
This bilingual instructional video is intended to teach health workers, NDEP partner organizations, and other health professionals how to use the Road to Health Toolkit and Kit El camino hacia la buena salud. This training video is a compilation of some activities to help you visualize and get ideas on how to conduct successful training sessions with the kit.