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Diabetes Prevention & Control
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503

Mary Schneider, BS, REHS
Program Manager
Phone: 907-269-3454
Fax: 907-269-5446

Education and Tools for Health Care Providers

Clinical Guidelines and Resources:

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Pharmacist Resources:

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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Resources

  • DSMES Toolkit
    The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized two organizations, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to determine whether DSMES services meet the required standards. Both organizations rely on the 2017 edition of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support to evaluate DSMES services. This toolkit provides resources and tools specific to each of the ten 2017 standards.
  • National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
    Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for all people with diabetes. The National Standards are designed to define quality DSMES and assist those who provide DSMES services to implement evidence-based patient care.
  • DSMES Joint Position Statement
    The goals of the position statement are ultimately to improve the patient experience of care and education, to improve the health of individuals and populations, and to reduce diabetes-associated per capita health care costs. The use of the diabetes algorithm presented in this position statement defines when, what, and how DSMES should be provided for adults with type 2 diabetes.
  • AADE Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP)
    Organizations offering DSMES services can apply for accreditation by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). This webpage will walk you through the application process, provides links for additional information, and provides a checklist for supporting documents.
  • ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP)
    Organizations offering DSMES services can apply for recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This webpage will explain what is required for obtaining and maintaining recognition and provides educational tools for participants as well as educators.

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National Diabetes Prevention Program Resources:

  • Prevent Diabetes STAT - AMA/CDC Provider Prediabetes Toolkit
    To help prevent type 2 diabetes, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention developed a toolkit to help health care teams screen, test and refer at risk patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Clinical Trial Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet reviews the objectives and results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major clinical trial aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug metformin could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. Pertinent to older adults, this trial found that lifestyle changes worked particularly well for participants aged 60 and older, reducing their risk by 71 percent.
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program
    The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a public-private partnership of community organizations, private insurers, health care organizations, employers, and government agencies. Partners work to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Health Care Provider Toolkit
    This toolkit contains a decision pathway to diagnose and treat prediabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, an office poster, and copier-ready patient education materials. These materials help people to take steps to prevent or delay diabetes.

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Continuing Education Credits:

Stay up to date with the latest approaches to diabetes education and patient care while earning continuing education credits.

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