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Friday, April 18, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


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NOTE: Access to this information is not restricted; however, the information found here is intended as an educational resource for medical providers. Please be aware that some videos contain medical images. If you have questions or concerns about how any of the information relates to your own care, please contact your medical provider.

Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices

Part 6 of Creating Strong Diabetes Programs web-based training. To access this training, please download Flash Player.

Video: Best Practices

What are they?

  • Consensus-based approaches, developed by Indian health system professionals.
  • Anyone in clinical and community settings can use these to implement or improve diabetes treatment and prevention.

Guidelines:

  • There are a variety of Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices revised for 2011, including:
    • Adult Weight and Cardiometabolic Risk Management and Diabetes Guidelines
    • Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes
    • Physical Activity for Diabetes Prevention and Care
    • Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention and Care
    • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Support
  • One Best Practice document is new for 2011:
    • Diabetes Prevention
  • Each of the 20 Diabetes Best Practice documents consists of the following:
    • Guidelines and recommendations
    • Key Measures
    • Tools and resources on evaluating, sustaining and improving your program
    • Examples to illustrate Key Measures
  • You don’t need to utilize all of them for your program! Find your target audience and start with one or two Best Practices.
Overview How To Other Resources

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov