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E-mail: Diabetes@alaska.gov
Phone: 907-269-8035
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Clinical Tools for Diabetes

Clinical staff need to stay abreast of any changes to clinical guidelines. Here are resources available to help clinical staff stay up-to-date in the field of diabetes.

Clinical Guidelines:

Resources:

  • Diabetes in Older Adults: A Consensus Report
    This consensus report addresses several questions regarding the care of older adults managing and at risk for diabetes. Published October 2012 in Diabetes Care and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Clinical Trial Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet reviews the objectives and results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major clinical trial aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug metformin could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. Pertinent to older adults, this trial found that lifestyle changes worked particularly well for participants aged 60 and older, reducing their risk by 71 percent.
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program
    The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a public-private partnership of community organizations, private insurers, health care organizations, employers, and government agencies. Partners work to establish local evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Health Care Provider Toolkit
    This toolkit contains a decision pathway to diagnose and treat prediabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, an office poster, and copier-ready patient education materials. These materials help people to take steps to prevent or delay diabetes.
  • Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transition Resources
    NDEP has assembled resources to help teens with diabetes make a smooth transition to adult health care. Families and health care professionals will also find these materials helpful.
  • Periodontal Disease and Diabetes (PODCAST)
    In this podcast for a professional audience, two dental professionals are interviewed about periodontal disease, diabetes complications, and the influence of poor oral health on blood glucose control. Created: 5/19/2008 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT), National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Date Released: 6/4/2008. Series Name: Clinical Diabetes Management.
  • Diabetes HealthSense
    This resource offers behavior change tools and articles for health care professionals who support their patients in lifestyle change.
  • Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
    This overview provides health care professionals, including school health personnel, with current statistics and care recommendations for youth with diabetes.
  • National Diabetes Month (November)
    This website provides resources and information on how to promote National Diabetes Month (November) at your practice.
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    This website provides information on diabetes and oral health. It focuses on the effect of diabetes on oral health, what you can do as a healthcare professional. It also contains patient health education sheets in English and Spanish. As well as research news related to diabetes and oral health.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center – Research
    The Diabetes research center provides a wide variety of research topics, information on behavioral and outcomes research, as well as translational clinical research.

Practice Transformation:

Continuing Education:

In Person:

  • CDSMP
    • Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader Cours - Sept 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2015. Download Flyer (CME)
  • DSMP

Webinars:

To learn more contact: Diabetes@alaska.gov