Resources for living well
This online software package for diabetes educators allows you to collect and track your patients' behavior change goals, clinical indicators, and medications; administer online patient self-assessments and follow-ups; track information about the educational services you provide; generate reports on individual patient progress and your facility's progress; and more.
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting. It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.
American Medical Association (AMA)
This flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.
DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study
This website provides access to program models, tools, and resources to enable health care professionals to provide self-management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinical and community settings. En español
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
This kit contains resources for health care teams that want to begin offering group visits for their patients. Group visits offer staff a new and more satisfying way to interact with patients that makes efficient use of resources, improves access, and uses group process to help motivate behavior change and improve outcomes.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues. CME credits available.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
These prerecorded lectures from experts in the field of diabetes cover topics ranging from prediabetes to foot care to diabetic emergencies.
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