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
Provider Treatment Tools
Patient Education Tools
Helpful Links


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

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

Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI)
New Childhood Obesity Evaluation and Treatment Guidance Features IMI Co-Authors

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 Affairs
Addressing The Obesity Epidemic Will Require Prevention and Treatment Working Together
February 2024

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

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 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


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.


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 (ADA)
Diabetes Technology: Standards of Care in Diabetes (2023)
Article that includes the ADA’s 2023 clinical practice recommendations related to diabetes technology, including the hardware, devices, and software that people with diabetes use to assist with self-management.

Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Access Expansion on Uptake Among Patients on Medicaid with Diabetes (2023)
This study explores the effect of full subsidies, regardless of diabetes type, on CGM uptake and HbA1c outcomes in an adult patient population on Medicaid.

Making Diabetes Technology Work
This program is designed to help the diabetes care team in primary care master the latest evidence-based recommendations for the implementation and management of cutting-edge diabetes technology. This Continuing Education (CE) credit course is available for free in an on-demand format.

Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES)
DANA: One-Stop Healthcare Technology Resource for Diabetes Educators
The Diabetes Advanced Network Access (DANA) is intended to be a one-stop healthcare resource for diabetes educators that helps navigate the many new technologies people with diabetes and prediabetes can use to get and stay healthy.

Chronic Disease Management: Health Center Best and Promising Practices Series Archive (2023)

Coal Country Community Health Center: Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
In this recorded presentation, Coal Country CHC highlighted how alternative strategies impact patient engagement in managing chronic disease. They featured virtual visits, remote patient monitoring, and the future of continuous glucose monitoring using remote patient monitoring. This training is available for free in an on-demand format.

Denver Health: Integrating Diabetes Tech for Better Health Outcomes
In the age of acceleration, diabetes technologies are advancing the tools and platforms available for diabetes self-management as well as clinical management for patients with diabetes. In this archived presentation, Denver Health discussed the basics of starting to leverage diabetes technology within a primary care setting. This training is available for free in an on-demand format.

DiabetesWise is an initiative from Stanford University School of Medicine and people living with diabetes. DiabetesWise.org is a consumer-facing webpage featuring resources designed to help patients find the right diabetes devices for them.

DiabetesWise, an initiative from Stanford University School of Medicine, includes DiabetesWisePro, a collection of resources for healthcare providers about diabetes devices.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Type 2 Diabetes Management in Primary Care: The Role of Retrospective, Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (2018)
This article reviews the use of continuous glucose monitoring in the primary care setting and addresses some of the barriers to clinical implementation.

Panther Program 
The Panther Program is based out of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes with the intention of sharing the most vital information needed for healthcare professionals to understand and work with diabetes devices.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Prepare for Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Resource that walks through how to pay for continuous glucose monitoring among various payor types including eligibility requirements, documentation needs, and tips for ordering and authorization.


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