Diabetes Treatment Resources

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

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
Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan

American Diabetes Association
Clinical Practice Recommendations
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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


(listed in order by date)

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

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)

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


(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)
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.

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

National Diabetes Education Program
Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care
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


(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 managment by following the story of the Jimanez family

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Diabetic Friendly Recipes
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
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
Tasty Recipes
Colorful 30-page booklet in a printable format with diabetic recipes as well as diabetes self-management tips
Publications for Diabetes Patients
Includes A Guide to Changing Habits, 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes, and Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Fact Sheets
23 fact sheets including topics such as diabetic neuropathies, kidney disease, and sexual and urologic problems with diabetes

National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus
Online Tutorial
Available as an interactive, self-running, or pdf formatted tutorial introduction to diabetes in English and Spanish


American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse: Diabetes Resources

International Diabetes Federation

Joslin Diabetes Center

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

National Diabetes Education Initiative

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth