The Texas Diabetes Council’s Diabetes Tool Kit was prepared by an interdisciplinary team of certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and professional staff of the Texas Department of State Health Services Diabetes Prevention and Control Program to be of service to Texas practitioners and diabetes educators working with patients who have diabetes. Many partners contribute to its development, revision, and distribution.
The Diabetes Tool Kit Features:
(1) Self-management training content based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education;
(2) Minimum standards of care and evidence-based treatment algorithms prepared by endocrinologists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other professionals appointed to the Medical Professionals Advisory Subcommittee of the Texas Diabetes Council.
The Diabetes Tool Kit is a resource that includes professional and patient education materials. It assists primary care providers, educators, and health plans in delivering quality care and implementing quality improvement efforts. Copy masters of patient handouts in English and Spanish help primary care providers and educators address basic self-management education with their patients who have diabetes. These tools assist those who conduct diabetes self-management education, case management, or disease management.
TDC Resources for Healthcare Professionals:
The Texas Diabetes Council is committed to assuring that Texans with diabetes receive high-quality care from healthcare providers who have access to the latest information related to diabetes. This priority area includes developing, updating, and distributing standards of care that serve as guides for providers, payers, and educators. Other activities support changes in healthcare systems that promote not only quality care, but also diabetes prevention.
Texas Diabetes Institute’s Continuing Education Program (CEP) On Demand
The Texas Diabetes Institute’s inaugural e-learning opportunity in this series is a structured, self-directed, online learning activity designed for physicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals on topics relevant to the prevention, clinical care and treatment of diabetes mellitus. This series compliments the mission of the Texas Diabetes Institute’s Continuing Education Program, which is to highlight innovative procedures and technologies by updating health professionals on the latest advances in treatment of diabetes.
Health for Life Diabetes Initiative
The TMF Health Quality Institute’s Health for Life Diabetes Initiative works with community partners and physicians to help eliminate health disparities and increase opportunities for Diabetes Self-management Education (DSME) among underserved populations, especially African Americans with diabetes. This initiative offers free tools and resources, webinars, conferences and recorded events that can help educators and physicians practice better care for patients with diabetes.
Visit the Health for Life website to join in reducing disparities among underserved populations with diabetes in Texas: http://texasqio.tmf.org/Networks/HealthforLifeDiabetesInitiative.aspx