Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T)
Almost one out of six
of your adult patients has or is at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes control achieved through diabetes self-management education can improve health outcomes. Refer your patients to an ADA recognized or AADE-accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program. With a referral, classes are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.
Diabetes self-management training (DSMT) and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) benefits are alarmingly underutilized by Medicare beneficiaries.
Data from the Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) reveals the root causes of this under utilization are limited awareness/confusion of the benefits and how to order the benefits for a patient.
The response: AADE and ADA joined forces to develop the Diabetes Services Order Form
, which is designed to be an easy and convenient way for a physician or a qualified non-physician practitioner to refer their Medicare patients with diabetes to a diabetes educator for DSMT and a registered dietitian for MNT.
The standardized referral form can be used by any facility or healthcare professional and includes the key referral information required to meet Medicare regulatory requirements for MNT and/or DSMT referrals, but the form itself is not required by Medicare.
Physician educational resource:
New ICD-10 Codes for Diabetes Self-Management Training: October 1, 2015 marked the switch from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes. The new set of codes is greatly expanded from the previous version, allowing for more specificity in diagnoses. Learn more and see the codes now. For additional information about the codes, check out these resources.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Are your patients at risk for type 2 diabetes? Test them today for prediabetes and recommend a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for those at risk.
CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. The DPP is a year-long program with 16 weekly sessions and 8 monthly follow-up sessions with trained lifestyle coaches who empower participants to take charge of their health.
Which Patients Are Eligible for DPP?
To participate, patients must:
• Be at least 18 years old;
• Be overweight BMI greater than or equal to 24; greater than or equal to 22 if Asian.
• Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes; or
• Have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
Recommending Patients Is Easy!
Find a DPP in your area and contact a lifestyle coach
to obtain a recommendation form and refer those patients who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Prevent Diabetes STAT (Screen/Test/Act Today): See how a practice like yours is screening, testing and acting today to prevent diabetes.
Expanding Hypertension Control Learning Session Series
ASTHO and the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention have added five new podcasts to their Million Hearts Learning Session Series on Policy, Program and System Strategies to Control Hypertension. These podcasts feature presentations and discussions with national experts discussing how to implement and expand different hypertension control strategies. Each learning session podcast includes a transcript, a speaker biography, and a summary of podcast objectives.
Clinical Guidelines and Protocols
A successful clinician-patient partnership is based on trust, respect and knowledge. This care plan is designed to give clear expectations to both of us.
Approximately 2 in 3 people with diabetes report having high blood pressure or take prescription medications to lower their blood pressure. Accurate blood pressure measurement is a critical clinical skill vital to the health of all Idahoans as well as Idahoans with diabetes.
The Idaho Blood Pressure Toolkit, developed by the Idaho Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the Idaho Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, is a FREE online training for healthcare professionals and students. The Toolkit can be used as a self-study or for a group-study/in-service. A Certificate of Completion will be available after completing the online Blood Pressure Toolkit evaluation.
Order Free Health Tools
The right tools can make all the difference, visit Health Tools (www.healthtools.dhw.idaho.gov) to order FREE materials to help others learn about diabetes, heart disease, stroke, blood pressure and developing healthy habits. You'll find brochures, cards, posters and educational items for ordering.
National Data & Reports
Resources for Teachers, Coaches and Other School Staff
This comprehensive resource guide helps students with diabetes, their health care team, school staff, and parents work together to provide optimal diabetes management in the school setting. View or download School Guide promotional tools.
Provided as an interactive DVD, the coach’s handbook covers common health and safety issues in youth.