Diabetes

Evidence-based Programs

Living Well Toolkit
This toolkit provided by the Oregon Health Authority is intended to help Living Well programs with marketing to partners, marketing to participants, and financial sustainability.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention 5-Year Strategic Plan
This 5-year plan from the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Oregon Health Authority is an example of a strategic plan to combat chronic diseases through addressing common risk factors.

Public Health Modernization Manual
This resource from the Oregon Health Authority outlines how their Public Health Division will achieve public health modernization through achieving various foundational capabilities.

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
This resource is an abridged version of American Diabetes Association's position statement on medical care for diabetes. It is abridged for providers and includes information on how rigorously these recommendations have been tested.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Data Report
This is the 2015 report from the Oregon Health Authority presenting available data on evidence-based SMP programs in Oregon as well as current reach and capacity.

Montana Telehealth Diabetes Prevention Program
This short ASTHO publication gives an overview of the reintegration of public health and primary care in Montana. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and a community hospital partnered to offer a diabetes prevention program at the hospital and via telehealth.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services: Interventions for Diabetes Management and Control
Recommendations and findings regarding eight interventions to manage diabetes and improve glycemic control are provided in this fact sheet from ASTHO. They come from the Guide to Community Preventive Services. With oversight from the Task Force on Community Preventive Services Task Force, a team of experts led or supported by Community Guide scientists conducted a systematic review to evaluate scientific evidence and provide recommendations to policymakers on these interventions.

ASTHO Case Study: Healthy Hearts for Marylanders
This case study describes the collaboration in Maryland that provided technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers across the state of Maryland. This tecnichal assistance was intended to achieve improvements in outcomes related to the ABC's of heart health among patients diagnosed with diabetes.  

ASTHO Case Study: Maryland P3 Program
The Patient Pharmacists Partnership in Maryland is intended to improve hypertension and diabetes prevention and control through medication therapy management. This case study gives an overview of the initiative, identifies key partners, and outlines next steps.   

USPSTF Recommendations for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Screening
This report from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force provides recommendations for abnormal blood glucose screening in adults. It also outlines the rationale and clinical considerations of the decision making process.

National Diabetes Prevention Program
This resource is the landing page for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a proven lifestyle change program that works to prevent type 2 diabetes. Various links to diabetes background, testimonials, the evidence-base, program details, and implementation resources are provided.

America's Diabetes Challenge
America’s Diabetes Challenge is a program from Merck, the American Diabetes Association, and iHeart Media that urges people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goals (average blood glucose over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn if they are at risk of low blood glucose, known as hypoglycemia, and how to help reduce that risk.    

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.

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.

National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
These standards for diabetes education and support are reviewed and revised every five years by key stakeholders and experts within the diabetes education community. Ten standards in total are outlined.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Resource
This resource list is available to assist Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs and their partners in identifying and locating resources relevant to increasing access to sustainable diabetes self-management education and support services. This resource list is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather selective so that viewers can learn efficiently about the most useful resources.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Technical Assistance Guide
This guide from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors is focused specifically on Affordable Care Act-recognized and American Association of Diabetes Educators-accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education programs. It was originally intended for grantees and identifies key drivers for successful interventions, current gaps and needs, and barriers to implementing interventions.

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.

Emerging Practices in Diabetes Series
This website provides links to various documents that detail and examine emerging practices in diabetes championed by various state health departments.

Prevent Diabetes STAT
To help prevent type 2 diabetes, CDC and the American Medical Association have created a toolkit that healthcare teams can use as a guide to screen, test, and act today by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.

Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement
This joint position statement from American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is intended to improve the patient experience of care and education surrounding type 2 diabetes and reduce diabetes-associated healthcare costs. A diabetes education algorithm is also provided.

Patient Education Materials
This web page provides patient education materials for diabetes care professionals.