Diabetes

Community-level Resources

Dr. Eric Johnson Diabetes Column
Dr. Eric Johnson is a member of the Dakota Diabetes Coalition, Assistant Medical Director at Altru Diabetes Center, and Assistant Professor at University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He writes columns on various topics surrounding diabetes.

Health Equity Key in Texas Diabetes Interventions
This resource from ASTHO gives an overview of how Texas is combating disparate diabetes rates through a systems approach and community outreach. These systems approaches cross geographic and ethnic lines.

Colorado Addresses Diabetes Disparities Through Partnerships and a New Reimbursement Program
This ASTHO publication describes how Colorado addressed low socioeconomic states and race/ethnicity in diabetes outcomes by partnering with the American Association of Diabetes Educators and University of Colorado at Denver School of Pharmacy by initiating a new diabetes self-management education reimbursement demonstration program.

Diabetes Infographics from CDC
Infographics from CDC about diabetes, prediabetes, and the National Diabetes Prevention Program are provided on this website in PDF form.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes
This handbook from CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation outlines how to control diabetes. Topics range from physical activity, diet, managing diabetes when traveling, and support groups/counseling.

Diabetes Tip Sheets
Tip sheets created by the American Association of Diabetes Educators cover a variety of topics including healthy eating, blood glucose monitoring, lifestyle, self-care, and insulin injection.      

Diabetes Goal Tracker Mobile App
This website provides links to an app from American Association of Diabetes Educators. This app was designed for individuals diagnosed with diabetes and provides tools to track nutrition and set goals to manage diabetes.   

Rural Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit
This toolkit provides resources and best practices to identify, implement, and sustain a program to prevent and/or manage diabetes in rural areas.

Managing Diabetes
This CDC web page provides information on many topics relating to diabetes care and management such as eating right, preventing complications, and financial coverage for diabetes care.

Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
This website is aimed at patients who are at high risk for diabetes. It provides information on how to lose five to seven percent of weight, the suggested amount for people at high risk for diabetes. Basic strategies are getting at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and reducing the number of calories eaten per day.

Simple Steps to Preventing Diabetes
This resource from the Harvard School of Public Health is aimed at patients working to decrease their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. It provides a bottom line for preventing type 2 diabetes: stay lean and stay active.

Pathways to Diabetes Prevention
This document contains three brief case studies that highlight how organizations in Colorado created innovative referral systems to help individuals with diabetes.

Preventing type 2 Diabetes
This comprehensive resource from CDC and American Medical Association provides guidance for helping patients delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes through the use of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Information on engaging clinicians and patients; incorporating screening, testing, and referral into practice; and connecting clinics with Diabetes Prevention Program is covered in the toolkit. Handouts, infographics, and workflows are included.

Your Health Care Team
This website designed for diabetes patients outlines the responsibilities of all members of a typical diabetes healthcare team.