KDN Tools and Materials


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

Diabetes Patient Material

MY DIABETES CARE CARD
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 card folds up to wallet size.
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DIABETES PREPAREDNESS
No one knows when a disaster will happen. If you have diabetes, are you prepared in the event of disaster or other emergency? Download this brochure designed to specifically help you have a plan and either go to a safe place, or shelter at home.
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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.
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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.
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IF YOU HAVE DIABETES PROTECT YOUR EYESIGHT BROCHURE
In Spanish
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Tools and Materials for Professionals
KNOW YOUR A1C NUMBER POSTER
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%.
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IMPROVE DIABETES OUTCOMES
This flyer provides information for providers about the importance of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) for all people with diabetes. Included is information on outcomes and the four critical times a person with diabetes should be referred for DSMES. It has a space that can be customized to add your DSMES program information.
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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.
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DIABETES CARE STANDING ORDERS - UPDATED VERSION COMING SOON
This tool provides an example of a concept that can be used to optimize the care of patients with diabetes by improving workflow processes through implementation of standing care orders. 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 adult 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).
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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. A second slightly different version allows for electronic entry and integration in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
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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.
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PROTECT YOUR EYESIGHT POSTER
This 17” X 11” poster reminds individuals with diabetes of the importance of getting a dilated retinal exam annually.
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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
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