KDN Tools and Materials


Toolbox
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.

The Kentucky Diabetes Network, Inc. logo is a registered trademark of the Kentucky Diabetes Network. Permission is granted for user to adapt any KDN materials from this website with credit given to KDN by leaving the KDN logo intact and any additional logos be of smaller size than the KDN logo.

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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CHANGE RECIPES WITH HEALTHIER INGREDIENTS
This flyer provides suggestions for substituting original ingredients in recipes with healthier options. These substitutions are organized in categories to help decrease sugar, sodium and fat or to increase fiber.
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Tools and Materials for Professionals
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PACKET - NEW!
This packet can be used to promote your DSMES program to local healthcare providers. The following items are included:

Improve Diabetes Outcomes infographic for providers. Download PDF
Have Diabetes? Infographic for communities. Download PDF
Kentucky Diabetes Resource Directory Card listing all diabetes services in Kentucky counties. Download PDF
Letter template you can personalize to your organization. Download PDF

Person using may want to add: Organization’s referral form.

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DIABETES CARE STANDING ORDERS - UPDATED SEPTEMBER, 2020
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 - UPDATED SEPTEMBER, 2020
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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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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HAVE DIABETES? YOU CAN MANAGE IT POSTER
This poster reminds individuals with diabetes about the importance of Diabetes Self-management Education and Support, 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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HAVE DIABETES? EDUCATION IS PROVEN TO WORK POSTER
This poster 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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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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DPP, DSMES OR MNT PRESCRIPTION PAD
Self-management education can be valuable support for patient and clinical practice diabetes prevention and management efforts. When asked why a person chooses to attend DSMES or not, the main reason stated is "my doctor or health care provider told me to go”. This tool can reinforce that message and can have local program information added and be given to patients when they have been referred to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Diabetes Self-management Education and Support (DSMES) or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
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