Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

Innovations

Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 04/28/14

University of Chicago Medicine (a large academic medical center) developed and implemented a program called CareSmarts in which patients with diabetes received several text messages each day...

Clinics Offer Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education and Culturally Appropriate Care to Ethiopian Patients, Leading to More Engagement, Better Outcomes, and Reduction of Health Disparities 07/29/13

As part of a broader initiative to address health disparities in underserved communities, HealthPartners (a large Minnesota-based health system) offered a diabetes outreach and education program...

Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education Program Helps Low-Income South Korean Immigrants Improve Self-Management Behaviors, Disease Control, and Other Health Markers 06/10/13

The University of California, Irvine, used a bilingual nurse practitioner to deliver a low-cost, community-based, culturally tailored education program to low-income, predominantly elderly Korean...

Assessment Tool Helps Clinicians Understand and Address Quality-of-Life Concerns for Those With Diabetes, Generating Positive Feedback From Clinicians and Patients 11/01/12

Providers in 11 southeast Minnesota counties have their patients with diabetes complete a real-time, easy-to-use assessment tool that helps in identifying and addressing their biggest quality-of-...

Interactive, Web-Based Educational Program Enhances Knowledge, Attitudes, and Health Outcomes in Individuals With Diabetes 09/19/11

In partnership with an unrestricted grant from dLife.com (a for-profit company with a weekly educational television show and a public self-management Web site focused on diabetes), researchers at...

QualityTools

Diabetes Education Toolkit 09/10/13

This toolkit, for people with psychiatric disabilities and their physicians and caregivers, provides information to help them understand and manage their diabetes or prediabetic condition. The toolkit includes an extensive library of materials...

Road to Health Toolkit Evaluation Guide 10/09/12

This toolkit for community health workers, diabetes educators, and health educators presents easy-to-use tools for collecting key pieces of data in evaluations. The evaluation tools assist in determining how the Road to Health Toolkit is being...

Road to Health Toolkit 10/08/12

The Road to Health Toolkit is designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. This toolkit provides community health workers, nurses, health educators, and dietitians with interactive tools that can be used to...

Road to Health Toolkit Training Guide 10/08/12

The Road to Health Training Guide is designed for people who develop or offer train-the-trainer workshops and for community health workers who work with people who are Hispanic/Latino or African American/African ancestry. Other health care...

txt4health 03/13/12

This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for...

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