Health Care Professionals
Health care reform calls for new approaches to diabetes care delivery and greater emphasis on preventing diabetes and its complications. NDEP’s practice transformation site, clinical practice tools, and patient education materials can help physicians and their health care teams to effectively meet the needs of people with or at risk for diabetes.
Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams
Physicians and health care teams are changing to accommodate health care reform. The Practice Transformation Site, formerly called "Making Systems Changes for Better Diabetes Care," offers information and resources to assist health care professionals in their efforts to improve their quality of care and their systems of care delivery. It is organized according to the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, which is becoming the centerpiece of efforts to reform US healthcare.
Diabetes Care & Prevention Resources
Diabetes Resources for Older Adults
Visit the Diabetes Resources in Older Adults homepage to find educational materials and other resources that might be appropriate for your older adult patients or clients.
Guiding Principles for Diabetes
This evidence-based booklet outlines important patient-centered principles of diabetes care, helping health care professionals identify people with prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes for treatment aimed at preventing long-term complications.
Redesigning the Health Care
This guide is designed to help health care professionals and health care organizations implement collaborative, multidisciplinary team care for adults and children with diabetes in a variety of settings.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to bring communities evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program study led by the National Institutes of Health.
Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition Resources
NDEP has assembled resources to help teens with diabetes make a smooth transition to adult health care. Families and health care professionals will also find these materials helpful.
This resource offers behavior change tools and articles for health care professionals who support their patients in lifestyle change.
Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
This overview provides health care professionals, including school health personnel, with current statistics and care recommendations for youth with diabetes.
Patient Education Materials
NDEP offers a variety of diabetes prevention and control materials targeting a broad array of audiences, including African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic and Latino Americans, older adults, women with a history of gestational diabetes, and youth. Many materials are available in English, Spanish, and 17 additional languages. All materials are copyright-free.
Diabetes and Heart Health
View information and resources about diabetes and cardiovascular disease.