National Diabetes Education Program
Working Together to Manage Diabetes Revised Kit
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The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) announces the availability of several new and revised products for health care professionals.
Working Together to Manage Diabetes — A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry and Dental Professionals
is an interdisciplinary primer that focuses on diabetes-related conditions affecting the foot, eye, and mouth, as well as the issues related to drug therapy management.
Working Together promotes a team approach to comprehensive diabetes care and provides simple care recommendations to clinicians about making cross-disciplinary treatment referrals.
The primer has been revised to include latest statistics. A new section on primary diabetes prevention outlines the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program study and the role
pharmacy, podiatry, optometry and dental professionals can play in preventing diabetes in those at risk.
The Working Together to Manage Diabetes patient education poster has also been revised to include more direct "I will" action
statements to encourage patients to team up with their health care professionals. This interdisciplinary color poster can be used by
the health professional in exam or waiting rooms to help educate patients on specific steps they can take in collaboration with their
pharmacists and eye, foot, and dental care professionals to control diabetes. The poster is available in English
- 4.5 MB)
and in Spanish
- 5.4 MB).
For more information on obtaining continuing education credits for reading the above material, click here
.Optometry credits will also be available through the American Optometric Association*.
A companion piece to Working Together, the NDEP Diabetes Medications
- 748 KB) provides a 'snapshot' profile of medications for controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Primary prevention brochures and patient education posters available in English and Spanish
suggest action steps for diabetes prevention and control.
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Page last reviewed: September 30, 2008
Page last modified: August 21, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Diabetes Translation