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Diabetes Prevention and Control
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503
P.O. Box 240249,
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
Email: Phone: 907-269-3454
Fax: 907-269-5446

Webpage updated March 2024

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Education and Tools for Health Care Providers

Clinical Guidelines and Resources:

  • ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
    The 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes all of ADA’s current clinical practice recommendations and is intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and others with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.
  • VA/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes (2017)
    These guidelines are intended to assist healthcare providers in all aspects of patient care for people with diabetes, including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. They include evidence-based recommendations and additional information on the management of diabetes.
  • Indian Health Services Diabetes Standards of Care and Clinical Practice Resources
    The IHS Standards of Care and Clinical Practice Resources are intended to provide guidance to clinicians and educators as they care for American Indian and Alaska Native people who have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes. This webpage provides tools and resources on many different topic areas related to diabetes.
  • Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry
    This online resource shows how practitioners in the four disciplines presented can work collaboratively with each other, as well as with all other members of the health care team, such as primary health care providers, physician assistants, nurse educators, and community health workers to treat people with diabetes.
  • Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams
    This resource is designed to help physicians, health professionals, and health care administrators across the country adapt to the changing system of health care delivery around diabetes.
  • Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
    The management of diabetes in children and adolescents differs from care provided to adults with diabetes. This chapter of the 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes addresses how to care for adolescents and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and provides guidance on how to transition from pediatric to adult providers to ensure that the continuum of care is appropriate as the child with diabetes develops into adulthood.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    This website provides information on diabetes and oral health. It focuses on the effect of diabetes on oral health and what you can do as a healthcare professional. It also contains patient health education sheets in English and Spanish, as well as research news related to diabetes and oral health.
  • National Diabetes Month (November)
    This website provides resources and information on how to promote National Diabetes Month (November) at your practice.

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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 Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) 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.
  • ADCES Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP)
    Organizations offering DSMES services can apply for accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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