Resources for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, Management, and Treatment

Resources to Educate Providers on Type 2 Diabetes

Many steps can be taken and resources utilized to help educate the clinical team on the risks of standards of care, prevention, management, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Here are some examples:

Host a quarterly presentation on type 2 diabetes standards of care by clinical practices and health systems, since many clinicians are either not fully informed of the standards of care or are not consistent in standards of care practices

  • Focus on medications that can prevent common chronic conditions brought on by type 2 diabetes especially in people of color 
  • Consider a session on starting insulin, in terms of when and how

Set-up a lunch & learn for staff on the importance of removing patients’ shoes to examine their feet during a type 2 diabetes management visit

Share educational resources available online:

Understand Type 2 Diabetes Disparities in Communities of Color:

Understand Team-based Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management:

  • AMA – Steps Forward: Managing Type 2 Diabetes, A Team-Based Approach
    • Virtual learning module for health care professionals that addresses the following:
      • Developing an efficient team-based approached to managing type 2 diabetes
      • Implementing techniques to engage patients in their treatment plan
      • Identifying practice improvement initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes

Resources to Support Other Health Care Professionals

DiabetesPro: Resources for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

  • A resource for CHWs, promotores de salud, community health representatives, peer health educators, and other frontline public health workers
  • Provides webinars, standards of care, a patient education library, and type 2 diabetes placements for public health workers to assist with ADA’s efforts to support people with and at risk for type 2 diabetes

National Diabetes Prevention Program (Lifestyle Change Program) in United States Counties as of March 2017

  • Details counties with at least one CDC-recognized publicly available in-person lifestyle change program (LCP) class location as of March 2017

Resources and Publications

  • Reports, publications, fact sheets, toolkits, features, social media, and a host of other tools for all audiences to engage, download, and to learn from

Resources to Educate Patients on Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Basics

  • Provides patient education on the 3 main types of diabetes, risk factors, prediabetes, symptoms, type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, tests, and quick facts

Diabetes Infographics

  • Patient education on diabetes in infographic formats for additional learning

Living with Diabetes

  • Resources for patients on diabetes self-management education and support, preventing or delaying diabetes-related health issues, eating nutrient-dense foods, managing sick days from work, maintaining a healthy weight, developing a diabetes care schedule, managing blood sugar, etc.

Vivir con Diabetes [In Spanish]

  • Educacion y apoyo, como bien, prevenga las complicaciones de la diabetes, peso saludable, etc.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes

Programa Nacional de Prevención de la Diabetes [In Spanish]

  • El Programa Nacional de Prevención de la Diabetes (DPP Nacional) es una asociación de organizaciones públicas y privadas que trabajan para prevenir o retrasar la diabetes tipo 2. Los socios facilitan que las personas en riesgo de diabetes tipo 2 participen en programas de cambio de estilo de vida basados ​​en evidencia para reducir su riesgo de diabetes tipo 2

Resources to Mitigate & Address Cost Barriers for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

American Diabetes Association logo

  • The ADA has consolidated all of the resources needed to assist diabetic patients with insulin costs

Medication Assistance Programs

  • Resource that details additional resources that help patients find affordable medications and medication assistance across the country

Tailored Pharmacy-Based Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

  • Cost-effective interventions for prevention of chronic illnesses

Financial Help for Diabetes Care

  • Resource from the NIH – NIDDK that provides information on which health insurance plans cover people with diabetes, local resources for care and costs, assistance with paying for diabetes medicines, supplies, and prosthetics, and assistance for college students with diabetes

How to Find Financial Assistance for Diabetes: Resources

  • GoFundMe resource that details the high cost of diabetes care in the U.S. and financial resources for assistance. Crowdfunding is included as a resource

Access and Affordability Resources

  • Resource with tools for health care savings, insulin affordability, a prescription savings directory, college diabetes network insurance, and others

Patient Assistance

  • Resource to help patients access treatments

Help with Your Diabetes Prescription and Insulin Costs

  • JDRF resources for type 1 diabetes patients to have affordable access to insulin

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