Resources for Clinical Settings, Schools, Businesses

Resources for Health Professionals

Whether in clinical practice, classroom, or workplace, managing diabetes effectively is complex and requires a team approach. Take advantage of the diabetes education resources and tools designed especially for health care professionals, business and school personnel. They are frequently updated and are created by experts from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and other organizations.  They are based on the latest scientific research.

Clinical Settings

Click on the picture to the left to National Diabetes Education Program online resource designed for health care professionals and administrators who want to change systems of health care delivery around diabetes.  The Practice Transformation for Physician and Health Teams resource includes:
      - An organized approach to guide health care professionals toward the formation of a Patient-Centered 
        Medical Home
      - Tools to support health care professionals in the adoption of a patient-centered care approach
      - Quick and easy access to diabetes guidelines and major diabetes research studies
      - A large collection of resources to support practice assessment and improvement

Businesses/Worksites
 

With diabetes prevalence rates soaring and workers spending more than one-third of their day on the job, employers are becoming more concerned about diabetes prevention and control in the workplace.  Learn how to implement worksite programs to improve the lives of your employees and lower the costs of health care and missed productivity for your company.  Click on the picture to the right for this NDEP resource.

Kentucky also has a state-wide website dedicated to worksite wellness program implementation and support.  Kentucky Worksite Wellness  offers free educational webinars, the latest evidence-based strategic tools and resources, on-going expert technical assistance, and opportunities for peer benchmarking and sharing of best practices. The web site serves as home to the Kentucky Worksite Wellness Initiative, the Barren River Worksite Wellness pilot project, School Staff Health Promotion Resources (K-12), and the University Wellness Alliance of Kentucky (UWAK). Visit http://kentucky.stateofwellness.org/ to become a part of this exciting opportunity to improve your organization’s health and control health-related costs.

Schools

Find tools and information to empower school personnel, parents and students to ensure a safe learning environment and equal access to educational opportunities for all students with diabetes from the National Diabetes Education Program , the American Diabetes Association.and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel  is an especially valuable tool.  Also learn about diabetes in children and adolescents and how you can help them manage their diabetes. 
 
 
Transitions
 
Transitioning from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge for teens and young adults with diabetes, their families, and pediatric and adult health care providers.  To support this process the National Diabetes Education Program developed Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care, an online tool to help teens with diabetes make a smooth transition to adult health care.  Families and health care professionals will also find these materials very helpful. Click here for more information about diabetes in children and adolescents.