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Take Charge of Your Diabetes 12/17/07

This guide suggests ways for adults with diabetes to work with a health care team to prevent diabetes-related health problems. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining normal blood glucose levels and offers resource information.

The following topics are addressed in this guide:

  • Controlling your diabetes
  • Keeping track of your blood glucose
  • Feelings about having diabetes
  • Eye problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Heart and blood vessel problems...
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2--Diabetes Mellitus Care 12/17/07

This 206-page report (the second volume in a series) provides a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for management of patients with diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes), which accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.

This report addresses the following key questions:

  • Are there QI strategies that improve physicians’ treatment of diabetes and its comorbidities?
    • Can the control of...
I Have Diabetes. . . What Can I Do to Stay Healthy? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and stay healthy. It provides a checklist of diabetes management and preventive health care strategies to be followed every day, at every visit to the doctor or nurse, and at other intervals.

Diabetes Care Card 12/17/07

This wallet card provides space to help people with diabetes maintain records of medications and medical tests, identifies personal targets for preventive medical care, and provides information that can be used by others in case of emergency.

This wallet card allows users to record the following information:

  • Medications, dosages, and times
  • Name
  • Allergies
  • Names and telephone numbers for the doctor, other health care providers, and an emergency contact...
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium: Diabetes Mellitus Patient Checklist - Version 1 12/17/07

This checklist is for providers treating patients with diabetes mellitus. It is based on the clinical practice guideline created by the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium for the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, which applies to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and recommends specific interventions for periodic medical assessment, laboratory tests, and education to guide effective patient self-management.

Providers may use this checklist to keep track...

If You Have Diabetes. . . Know Your Cholesterol Numbers 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes describes the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I care about heart disease and stroke if I have diabetes?
  • Diabetes increases your risk for heart and blood vessel problems
  • How does diabetes hurt my blood vessels?
  • Fat in your blood
  • What are healthy...
Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm S: Screening and Prevention 12/17/07

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 (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and co-morbid conditions (e.g....
National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Cataract
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy...
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm E: Eye Care 12/17/07

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 (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and comorbid conditions (e.g....
A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy 12/17/07

This 42-page guide for women presents healthy behaviors to prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect them. The guide addresses the following topics:

  • Recommended screenings and immunizations for women at average risk for most diseases and those at high-risk for specific diseases
  • Medicare-covered preventive services
  • Healthy heart and stroke prevention
  • Warning signs of heart attack and stroke
  • Healthy bones
  • Breast cancer...

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