Diabetes Treatment Resources

CHAMPS has developed this compilation of resources to support Region VIII CHCs in treating and supporting patients with diabetes.

If you utilize a clinical resource appropriate for health center clinicians that is not listed on this webpage, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Please click or scroll down for:
Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Articles and Reports
Webcasts and Online CME Opportunities
Provider Treatment Tools
Patient Education Tools
Helpful Links


(listed in alphabetical order by agency/organization)

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan

American Diabetes Association
Clinical Practice Recommendations
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – Abridged for Primary Care Providers

Type 2 Diabetes Guideline
Gestational Diabetes Guideline
2006 (Addendum 2009)

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Adapted Clinical Guidelines: Medication Management for Patients Experiencing Homelessness Diagnosed with Diabetes


(listed in order by date)

Health Center Program, HRSA
Primary Health Care Digest – Special Edition: Diabetes
November 2018
Promising Practices: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers Launches Lifestyle Coach Training to Prevent Diabetes
November 2018
Promising Practices: Southcentral Foundation Uses Data and Community Health Aides to Manage Diabetes
November 2018

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Diabetes Report Card
National Diabetes Statistics Report

National Clinical Care Commission
National Clinical Care Commission Act of 2017

J.C. Crosson, et al.
Physicians’ Perceptions of Barriers to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Control among Patients with Diabetes: Results from the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2010, Vol. 23, No. 2, 171

L.R. Kurukulasuriya and J.R. Sowers
Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes: Lowering HbA1c and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Cardio Vascular Diabetology, 2010, Vol. 9, No. 45

International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups Consensus Panel
Recommendations on the Diagnosis and Classification of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy
Diabetes Care, March 2010, Vol. 33, No. 3, 676-682

C.Y. Osborn, et al.
Diabetes Numeracy: An Overlooked Factor in Understanding Racial Disparities in Glycemic Control
Diabetes Care, September 2009, Vol. 32, No. 9, 1614-1619

D.M. Mann, et al.
Trends in the Medication Use among US Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: Glycemic Control at the Expense of Controlling Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Archives of Internal Medicine, October 12, 2009, Vol. 169, No. 18

S. Greenfield, et al.
Comorbidity Affects the Relationship Between Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes
Annals of Internal Medicine, December 15, 2009, Vol. 151, No. 12, 854-860

C.D. Saudek, et al.
A New Look at Screening and Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2008, Vol. 93, No. 72447-2453

T.L. Halton, et al.
Low Carbohydrate Diet Score and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 2008, Vol. 87, No. 2339-346

G. Zhao, E.S. Ford, and A.H. Mokdad
Compliance with Physical Activity Recommendations in US Adults with Diabetes
Diabetic Medicine, February 2008, Vol. 25, No. 2, 221-227

T.D. Sequist, et al.
Physician Performance and Racial Disparities in Diabetes Mellitus Care
Archives of Internal Medicine, June 9, 2008, Vol. 168, No. 11, 1145-1151

R.T. Demmer, et al.
Periodontal Disease and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study
Diabetes Care, July 2008, Vol. 31, No. 7, 1373-1379

S.A. Smith, et al.
Chronic Care Model and Shared Care in Diabetes: Randomized Trial of an Electronic Decision Support System
Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2008, Vol. 83, No. 7, 747-757

A.S. Brazeau, et al.
Barriers to Physical Activity among Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Care, November 2008, Vol. 31, No. 11, 2108-2109

C.L. Gillies, et al.
Pharmacological and Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in People with Impaired Glucose Tolerance: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
British Medical Journal, January 2007, Vol. 334, No. 7588

J. Kochar, L. Djousse, and M. Gaziano
Breakfast Cereals and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in the Physicians’ Health Study I
Obesity, December 2007, Vol. 15, No. 12, 3039-3044

M. Peyrot, et al.
Resistance to Insulin Therapy Among Patients and Providers: Results of the Cross-National Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN) Study
Diabetes Care, November 2005, Vol. 28, No. 11, 2673-2679


(listed in alphabetical order by agency/organization)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Leveraging Health Literacy and Patient Preferences to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Course Site
Free, one-hour lecture; CE credit is available through October 31, 2020
November 1, 2017

CHAMPS Archived Distance Learning Events (Webcasts)

Lifestyle Modification for Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus
Handouts (Learning Objectives, Speaker Bio, Slides, Additional Online Resources)
Webcast Follow-Up: Speaker’s Response to Additional Questions
Michael T. McDermott, MD
April 15, 2009, Volume 19 – Webcast

Medications for Diabetes and Its Complications: A Case-Based Approach
Handouts (Learning Objectives, Speaker Bio, Slides)
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD
January 16, 2008, Volume 13 – Webcast

Gestational Diabetes: New Concepts, New Guidelines
Handouts (Learning Objectives, Speaker Bio, Slides, GDM Guidelines)
Linda Barbour, MD, MSPH
February 28, 2007, Volume 9 – Webcast

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
Leveraging National Diabetes Prevention Programming for Your Health Center
Webcast & Slide Deck
November 29, 2018


(listed in alphabetical order by agency/organization)

American Diabetes Association
Diabetes Pro
Professional resources including current popular articles, meetings reports, and breaking news about diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Diabetes Prevention Program: Implement a Lifestyle Change Program
By offering a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, your health center can play a vital role in the national effort to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and improve the overall health and well-being of participants.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Prevent T2 Curricula and Handouts
Lifestyle change program and curricula aimed to prevent and delay type 2 diabetes through evidence-based practices.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)
Resource shows PPOD practitioners how to work collaboratively with each other and other members of the health care team to promote better outcomes in people with diabetes.

Health and Humans Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Healthy Eating Toolkit for Health Professionals
Toolkit for health care professionals to encourage healthy food and drink options.

National Diabetes Education Program
Practice Transformation for Physicians and Health Care Teams
Tools for health care professionals, and specifically primary care providers, including assessment tools, evidence based decision making, models of care, and patient-centered care
Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Toolkit which provides health professionals and teams with evidence and resources to identify, counsel, and support patients to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes
Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes
Evidence-based booklet that outlines important patient-centered principles of diabetes care to help health care professionals identify people with pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes to prevent long-term complications

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) & National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
Oral Health and Diabetes in Patients Experiencing Homelessness (March 2019)
Fact sheet highlight linkages between periodontal disease, diabetes, and homelessness and frequently asked questions related to understanding and caring for individuals who are experiencing homelessness


(listed in alphabetical order by agency/organization)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Aprende a Vivir (Learn to Live)
Three-episode Spanish language videonovela that provides information about Type 2 diabetes management by following the story of the Jimenez family

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Diabetes Food Hub
A multitude of recipes that meet the ADA nutrition guidelines
Fitness Management Tools
Advice on fitting exercise into daily life, getting motivated to exercise, and inspiration for losing weight
My Food Advisor
A guide to meal planning for diabetics
Patient Education Library
Resource library with more than 170 free downloadable or printable PDF materials on a range of diabetes-related topics. These resources are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese languages
Symptoms of Diabetes
Includes a short video entitled “What is Diabetes?”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Spanish Patient Education Handouts
Online diabetes fact sheets and publications in Spanish

Patient Education Handout in English and Spanish
Developed specifically for community health center patients in an easy to read format regarding basics about Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes

Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy People 2020 Diabetes Resources
Overview, objectives, interventions, resources, and national data

Diabetes Care and Education, American Dietetic Association
Patient Education Handouts
Handouts on topics such as carbohydrate counting, meal replacement nutrition, and healthy eating on a lean budget

Everyday Health Diabetes Self-Management Mobile App
Diabetes in Check: Blood Glucose and Carb Tracker (Apple iOS devices only)
Free comprehensive type 2 diabetes self-monitoring mobile application designed by a Certified Diabetes Educator.

National Diabetes Education Program
Changing Your Habits for Better Health
Guide to changing various habits relating to diabetes health

Four Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
Easy-to-follow steps for diabetes management

Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers
Information on why, how, and what to check as you monitor blood sugar numbers

Tasty Recipes
Colorful 30-page booklet in a printable format with diabetic recipes as well as diabetes self-management tips

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
Diabetes Overview
Overview of diabetes including symptoms and causes, risk factors for type 2 diabetes, prevention, and more

University of Chicago
How to Use Mobile Technology to Manage Diabetes
Article that outlines many of the apps available and all of the major benefits they provide


American Diabetes Association

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group

Diabetes Prevention and Management Leaders

Diabetes Quality Improvement Webpage (HRSA)

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse: Diabetes Resources

International Diabetes Federation

Joslin Diabetes Center

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth