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Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services is a 15-member non-Federal Task force supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC scientists review the effectiveness of health care interventions for the Task Force that then makes recommendations to the public health community and health care delivery organizations.
The recommendations generated by the Task Force are combined to form the Guide to Community Preventive Services, which includes a section on diabetes. To improve the health of people with diabetes, the Task Force reviewed the evidence of the effectiveness of diabetes disease and case management and self-management education.
The Task Force strongly recommends the following:
Disease management improves
Case management improves
The Task Force recommends the following:
Diabetes self-management education in community gathering places
Diabetes self-management education in the home
Details of this review were published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports / Recommendations and Reviews (MMWR/RR) on September 28, 2001. The article briefly describes how the reviews were conducted, the effects on other outcomes, and other information. The MMWR/RR is available on-line from CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR or from the Task Force at http://www.thecommunityguide.org.*
A full report on the findings of the Task Force on diabetes, including a comprehensive evidence review, was published in a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2002;22(1). This supplement also includes a review of physical activity interventions. To see the reports, visit the Guide to Community Preventive Services* and select Diabetes, Physical Activity, and Commentaries: A summary statement with links to articles.
Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Diabetes Recommendations for healthcare system and self-management education interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes. Am J Prev Med 2002 May; 22(4 Suppl):10-14.
Norris SL, Nichols PJ, Caspersen CJ, Task Force on Community Preventive Services, et al. The effectiveness of disease and case management for people with diabetes: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2002 May;22(4 Suppl):15-38.
Norris SL, Nichols PJ, Caspersen CJ, Task Force on Community Preventive Services, et al. Increasing diabetes self-management education in community settings: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2002 May;22(4 Suppl):39-66.
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