For clinicians: Visit these CME activities within the PennCME/BestPractice site:

  • Starting Insulin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes [link]
  • Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes. Yes, No, Why, Why Not? [link]
  • Noninsulin Antidiabetic Agents: When, Which, How? [link]
  • Depression in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes [link]
  • Common Errors in Type 2 Diabetes [link]
  • Interactive Minicases
    • Initiating treatment for a patient with type 2 diabetes [link]
    • Managing a depressed patient with type 2 diabetes [link]
    • An angry patient with type 2 diabetes [link]
  • Simulation: Two Patients Whose Diabetes Is Tangled With Co-Morbidities [link]
  • Clinical guidelines and algorithms [link]
  • Point-of-Care Search
  • PQRI
  • Resources [link]
  • References [link]

Non-clinical staff can learn more about type 2 diabetes by visiting the Patient Resource Center and linking to sites featured in the Resource Section.


Resources: Type 2 Diabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) offers the following publications and resources for health care providers:

o   Guiding Principles of Diabetes Care

Evidence-based booklet that outlines important patient-centered principles of diabetes care and helps health care professionals identify people with pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes for treatment. (Updated August 2009.) [download pdf]

o   Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes:

Health Care Provider Toolkit

This toolkit contains a decision pathway to diagnose and treat pre-diabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, an office poster, and copier-ready patient education materials. [link]

o   2009 Diabetes Numbers at-a-Glance Card

Pocket guide based on American Diabetes Association clinical recommendations that provides a list of current recommendations to diagnose and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. (Updated March 2010.) [download pdf]

o   Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Diabetes Medications Supplement

A detailed reference booklet that profiles medications to manage blood glucose (including insulin), blood pressure, and cholesterol. (Updated May 2007.) [download pdf]

o   Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Poster

Use this interdisciplinary color poster in exam or waiting rooms. It helps patients learn about the ABCs of diabetes so they can work with their eye-, foot-, and dental-care professionals and pharmacists to manage their diabetes. Also available in Spanish; a single copy is free. [link]

o   Feet Can Last a Lifetime: A Health Care Provider's Guide to Preventing Diabetes Foot Problems

Comprehensive guide to foot care includes a quick-reference card for conducting a foot exam, a monofilament for sensory testing, and templates for waiting room posters and medical record stickers. [download pdf]

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