Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education

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Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education

Description

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. By clicking on the individual steps in this interactive algorithm, the user can access the more detailed information in the Module M summary and related modules.

This algorithm includes the following steps:

  • Is this a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus?
  • Provide information and education on basic concepts and core competencies; document findings
  • Refer for comprehensive diabetes self-management and diet education
  • Determine patient’s extent of knowledge and self-management skill deficit based on treatment goals
  • Does the patient need referral for further education or intervention?
  • Refer as appropriate for comprehensive self-management and diet education, or risk-focused intervention or to a case manager or appropriate specialist
  • Does the patient want more information?
  • Provide materials or patient reference list or refer as needed
  • Reassess and follow up as indicated
  • Continue diabetes management

Developer:

Department of Defense; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration

Funding Sources:

Department of Defense; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: March 2005
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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