National Diabetes Education Program
Working Together to Manage Diabetes
Working Together to Manage Diabetes
Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacists, Podiatrists,
Optometrists, and Dental Professionals has been revised to include
newer statistics and a new section on primary diabetes prevention. This
interdisciplinary primer focuses on diabetes-related conditions
affecting the foot, eye and mouth as well as issues related to drug
therapy management. The primer promotes a team approach to comprehensive
diabetes care and provides simple care recommendations to providers on
making cross-disciplinary treatment referral as well as reinforcing
diabetes self care. A new section 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.
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 providers. This interdisciplinary
color poster can be used by 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 and in Spanish.
The goal of
Working Together To Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacists,
Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Dental Professionals is to reinforce
consistent diabetes messages across all four disciplines related to
pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD), and promote a team
approach to comprehensive diabetes care that promotes collaboration
among all diabetes care providers.
The following are the learning objectives for these materials: After
this activity, the participant will be able to
- Identify the ABCs of diabetes and their role in preventing
- Name key messages that PPOD providers should all convey to patients
- Describe the key issues of concern for drug management, foot, eye
and oral health care for people with diabetes.
- Identify the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
The target audiences that may best benefit from these materials include
pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, dental hygienists,
physicians, nurses, dietitians, and others who provide care to people with
or at risk for diabetes.
This material was developed by members of the National Diabetes Education
Program’s PPOD Work Group. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the
National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention with the support of more than 200 organizations. NDEP would like
to acknowledge the following work group members:
Barbara Aung, DPM
W. Lee Ball, Jr. OD
Joseph M. Caporusso, DPM
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
Stuart T. Haines, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS
Mimi Hartman, MA, RD, CDE
Cynthia Heard, OD
Cynthia Hodge, DMD
Milissa A. Rock, RPh, CDE
George W. Taylor, III, DMD, DrPH
Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS
In addition, the following NDEP staff at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contributed
to the review and revision of these materials:
Pamela Allweiss, MD
Joanne Gallivan, MS, RD
Sabrina Harper, MS
Jane Kelly, MD
Linda Orgain, MPH
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this
educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 category 1 credits toward the AMA
Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those
credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to
receive 1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Program Number
This activity for 1.25 contact hours is provided by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, which is accredited as a provider of
continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditations.
The CDC has been reviewed and
approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for
Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800,
McLean, VA 22102. The CDC has awarded .1 CEU to participants who
successfully complete this program.
Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education Credit
- Go to the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online at
If you have not registered as a participant, click on New Participant to
create a user ID and password; otherwise click on Participant Login and
- Once logged on to the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education
Online Web site, you will be on the Participant Services page. Click on
Search and Register. Enter the course number (SS1126) or a keyword under
Keyword Search. Click on View.
- Click on the course title “Working Together to Manage Diabetes.”
Select the type of CE credit you would like to receive and then click
Submit. Three demographic questions will come up. Complete the questions
and then Submit. A message will come up thanking you for registering for
the course. If you have already completed the course you may choose to
go right to the evaluation and posttest. Complete the evaluation and
Submit. Complete the post-test and Submit. A record of your course
completion will be located in the Transcript and Certificate section.
- When asked for a verification code, please use PPOD-07.
- Continuing education credits for additional professions may be
offered in the future.
If you have any questions or problems please contact:
CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online
1-800-41TRAIN or 404-639-1292
E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The materials and continuing education credits are free. Requirements for
obtaining continuing education include reading Working Together to Manage
Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Dental
Professionals and the Working Together to Manage Diabetes patient
education poster, registering on the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s continuing education Web site (www.cdc.gov/phtnonline),
and completing an evaluation form and post-test.
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: March 12, 2007
Expiration Date: March 11, 2010
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supporters with the exception of Dr. Haines who wishes to disclose that he
is a Merck minor shareholder, and Dr. Taylor who wishes to disclose that he
has received research grants from NIH/NIDCR and Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Michigan Foundation for oral health-diabetes related research projects, and
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Page last reviewed: February 27, 2008
Page last modified: February 28, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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