Diabetes

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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This key points card is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

The key points card provides recommendations for diabetes screening and for preventive care measures for people with diabetes mellitus, in the following categories:

  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention
  • Tertiary prevention
  • Health preventive...
Red-Yellow-Green Diabetes Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their diabetes. The tool is divided into blood glucose levels depicted by green (“great control”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“stop and think”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Diabetes: Are You at Risk? 12/17/07

This brochure provides information for consumers about their risk of getting diabetes.

The brochure addresses the following topics:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Risks for diabetes?
  • How can I prevent diabetes?
  • Kinds of diabetes

Free registration is required to access this tool.
Diabetes: Easy Eating for Busy People 12/17/07

This brochure emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet for people managing their diabetes. It describes food groups using examples and demonstrates how to balance a meal.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Easy eating for diabetes
  • What to eat for lunch and dinner
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Meats, poultry, soy products, and fish
    • Grains, breads, and starches
    • Fruit
    • Fiber
    • Fats
  • One idea for a...
Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes addresses the importance of blood sugar control and describes two tests that determine blood sugar level.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Keeping your blood sugar in control will help you in many ways
  • Two important tests tell you if your blood sugar is at a healthy level:
    • HbA1C or A1C
    • The finger-stick test
  • What to ask your doctor, nurse, or dietitian
  • What to check when you...
If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life
  • Consider these odds
  • Take control
  • Do I need a flu shot every year?
  • Can a flu shot give me the flu?
  • Does my family need flu shots too?
  • Pneumonia: Another killer
  • Where do I get a flu shot?
  • ...
Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments 12/17/07

This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western, Central/Northeastern, and Southeastern). This tool can assist consumers and purchasers in making more informed health decisions and can also aid providers in highlighting additional opportunities for quality improvement and cost containment.

The...

A Physician's Guide to Nutrition in Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults 12/17/07

This 18-page booklet provides concise, disease-specific nutrition information for physicians caring for older adults with the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis

The guide provides nutritional screening parameters, treatment options, and outcome measures for...

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