KDN Tools and Materials


Toolbox
KDN offers tools and materials to help health professions empower and inform
their patients as well as provide evidence-based care for their diabetes patient population.

Diabetes Patient Materials
     
MY DIABETES CARE RECORD
This card can be used to teach patients about the A1C test, their values and setting goals for their Diabetes ABCs - A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Stop Smoking and Self-management Education. It can also be used to encourage other important recommended tests and exams. This record folds up to wallet size.
Download PDF   Click Here to Order

   
  
HAVE DIABETES?
This flyer provides information on the importance of going to diabetes education classes to learn information and skills for managing diabetes. It also lists a web address for finding diabetes education classes across Kentucky by county. 
Download PDF



IF YOU HAVE DIABETES PROTECT YOUR EYESIGHT BROCHURE
This brochure provides information on diabetes-related eye disease and includes a form that can be completed by the eye care doctor and returned to the primary care medical provider.
Download PDF   Click Here to Order
IF YOU HAVE DIABETES PROTECT YOUR EYESIGHT BROCHURE
In Spanish
Download PDF   Click Here to Order
Tools and Materials for Professionals
KNOW YOUR A1C NUMBER POSTER - NEW
This 17” X 11” poster reminds individuals with diabetes about the importance of A1C testing, knowing their number, setting a target their health care team and the benefits of lowering a high A1C value by 1%.
Download PDF


HAVE DIABETES? Version that can be customized
This one page infographic targets consumers on the importance of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES).  It emphasizes recommended times for seeing a diabetes educator, how uncontrolled blood sugars can affect the body and tips to help reduce diabetes-related complications.  It has a space that can be customized to add your DSMES program information.  
Download PDF 

DIABETES CARE STANDING ORDERS
This tool is based on the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. It is not intended to replace or preclude clinical judgment or more intensive management. Use it as a reminder, to simplify ordering procedures and as a way to continually improve care to all patients with diabetes. Upon approval from the practicing physician/clinician, standing orders may be initiated by approved office staff. When instituting orders, review information from the patient and his/her chart to apply the protocol appropriately. Diabetes Care Standing Orders may be applied at any patient encounter (does not have to be a diabetes focused visit).
Download PDF
DIABETES CARE TOOL
This tool is based on the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and indicates the minimum services to be provided in the continuing (initial visits have additional components) care of adults with diabetes. It is not intended to replace or preclude clinical judgment or more intensive management when medically indicated. Use it as a reminder for exams or important tests, to simplify record keeping and as a way to continually improve care to all patients with diabetes.
Download PDF
IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, YOU CAN BE IN CONTROL POSTER
This 17" X 11" poster reminds individuals with diabetes of the importance of tests such as annual eye exams, cholesterol, A1C, foot exams, etc. and steps for good health such as being physically active, eating healthy, having an annual flu shot, regular blood pressure checks, etc.
Download PDF   Click Here to Order
PROTECT YOUR EYESIGHT POSTER
This 17” X 11” poster reminds individuals with diabetes of the importance of getting a dilated retinal exam annually.
Download PDF   Click Here to Order
PROVIDER GUIDE FOR IMPROVING DIABETES DILATED RETINAL EXAMS
This guide includes a primary care office flow redesign model to help improve the number of patients with diabetes who receive dilated retinal exams. It also lists various educational materials and other available resources
Download PDF