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Automated, Telephone-Based Interactive, Language-Appropriate Monitoring Engages and Improves Health Behaviors of Low-Income Diabetes Patients 7/16/2014
The Automated Telephone Diabetes Management program, a part of the IDEALL project, provided automated telephone monitoring of individuals with poorly controlled type II diabetes who receive their care at four safety net clinics in San Francisco.
Monthly Text Messages Increase Compliance With Recommended Blood Glucose Testing in Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees With Diabetes 7/2/2014
A Medicaid managed care organization uses cell phone text messaging to remind members with type 2 diabetes to get regular blood glucose testing, leading to a significant increase in the percentage of members receiving tests on a regular basis.
Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education Program Helps Low-Income South Korean Immigrants Improve Self-Management Behaviors, Disease Control, and Other Health Markers 6/4/2014
A low-cost, community-based, culturally tailored education program led by a bilingual nurse practitioner helped Korean immigrants with type 2 diabetes improve self-management behaviors and achieve better control of the disease.
Assessment Tool Helps Clinicians Understand and Address Quality-of-Life Concerns for Those With Diabetes, Generating Positive Feedback From Clinicians and Patients 5/7/2014
Before seeing their provider, patients with diabetes complete an easy-to-use assessment tool that helps identify and address their biggest quality-of-life concerns, generating overwhelmingly positive feedback from patients and clinicians.
Medicaid Plan Offers Diabetic Patients Access to Fitness Facilities and Coaching, Leading to Weight Loss and Improvements in Cholesterol and Blood Glucose 4/9/2014
Medicaid managed care enrollees with type 2 diabetes receive free access to YMCA facilities and have regular meetings with nurses, dietitians, and personal trainers that focus on diet, exercise, and other aspects of disease self-management, leading to weight loss and improvements in body mass index, cholesterol, and blood glucose control.
QualityTools
Diabetes Education Toolkit 6/18/2014
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.
Road to Health Toolkit Evaluation Guide 11/6/2013
This toolkit for community health workers, diabetes educators, and health educators presents easy-to-use tools for collecting key pieces of data in evaluations.
Road to Health Toolkit Training Guide 11/6/2013
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.
Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients 5/15/2013
This Small Steps. Big Rewards. GAME PLAN kit describes the steps that consumers can take to prevent diabetes and live a longer, healthier life.
Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLANĀ for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Health Care Provider's Toolkit 5/8/2013
This toolkit provides the latest evidence-based tools and techniques to help physicians start their own personalized diabetes prevention program. The 32-page toolkit includes a decision pathway to diagnose and treat pre-diabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, and copier-ready patient education handouts.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.