Health care reform calls for new approaches to diabetes care delivery and greater emphasis on preventing diabetes and its complications. Clinical practice tools and patient education materials below can help physicians and their health care teams improve patient outcomes as well as position their practices for meaningful use achievement and maximum reimbursement.
Practice Transformation for Physician and Health Care Teams, Improving Cardiovascular and Diabetes Care and Outcomes: Change Package for Clinical Practice Teams and the Patient Centered Medical Home Tools - These resources can be used to improve diabetes care within the context of an evolving health care system.
GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams - This online toolkit helps health care professionals identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen, Test, Act - Today ™ – This printable guide/toolkit can be used to identify individuals within a practice population with prediabetes and then refer to an evidence-based diabetes prevention program. The toolkit is part of the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Medical Association's (AMA) national call to action to reach more Americans with prediabetes and stop the progression to type 2 diabetes, one of the nation's most debilitating chronic diseases.
Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes - This web resource supports health care professionals in promoting medication taking-behavior among their patients and within their teams.
Redesigning the Health Care Team - This printable guide is designed to help health care organizations implement collaborative, multidisciplinary team care for adults and children with diabetes in a variety of settings.
Guiding Principles for the Care of People with and at Risk for Diabetes - This evidence-based resource 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.