Practice Resources

Tools for Diabetes Educators

We are committed to developing tools that you can use in your practice and with colleagues. They include tips for helping prescribers understand what you do and the value you bring to the larger diabetes care team, resources that help your group education classes come alive and guidance for implementing best practices in your facility. Additional helpful resources are found within this site's larger Practice area and also in Living with Diabetes.

The DANA App Review

Diabetes Mobile App Search and Share Made Easy

The DANA App Review
The DANA App Review delivers unbiased reviews of nearly 300 healthcare apps, with new apps being added as they are released. This curated library of health apps is available exclusively for AADE members as part of our new Diabetes Advanced Access Network (DANA) online technology initiative.

Tips for Reaching Prescribers

Tips and tactics for showcasing your value with prescribers. Features advice and success stories from your colleagues about how they have made inroads in getting patient referrals and becoming part of the larger healthcare team. Includes a PowerPoint presentation. 

Insulin Injection Resources

Tip sheets to use when assisting your patients with understanding how insulin works and teaching proper injection techniques. Includes an overview on understanding how insulin works, learning how to inject, and an insulin assessment checklist.  

Diabetes Language Guidance

How we talk to and about people with diabetes plays an important role in engagement, conceptualization of diabetes and its management, treatment outcomes, and psychosocial wellbeing. A taskforce consisting of representatives from AADE and ADA developed guidelines for talking about diabetes.

Joint Position Statement for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Toolkit

Series of tools to assist diabetes educators with sharing the recommendations included in the joint position statement, namely the four times someone with diabetes should be referred for diabetes education. 

Blood Glucose Monitoring Resources

Medication Taking & Affordability Resources

Developed in 2016, these tip sheets were designed for diabetes educators to use with their patients to illustrate the importance of blood glucose monitoring. They include expert recommendations and provide tips for safe, accurate testing. 

We created a series of tip sheets for diabetes educators and people with diabetes to help ensure people with diabetes take their medicines as prescribed. We've also included an article from the May 2017 issue of AADE in Practice that provides tips and sources to help make medications more affordable. 

Insulin Pump Therapy Resources

Cardiovascular Disease Resources

A variety of resources that support the AADE practice paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Without and With Sensor Integration, including relevant AADE journal articles, educator and patient resources, blog posts, and educational programs.

Developed in 2016, these resources cover the link between diabetes and CVD, offer targets of care, give tips on avoiding heart disease and provide a list of questions people with diabetes should ask their healthcare team.

AADE in Practice Article Tip Sheets

Managing Your Diabetes Video Series

AADE in Practice journal is filled with practical tips and tools designed to be used by diabetes educators. 

A series of videos that introduces people with diabetes and their caregivers to the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™.

American Medical Group Foundation Diabetes Toolkit

Conversation Prompt Deck Tools

Toolkit created by AMGF to help practitioners working within medical groups and integrated health systems to implement best practices and address many of the common challenges associated with effectively managing type 2 diabetes. 

In 2016, AADE updated these popular tools that were designed to stimulate conversation within group classes. One covers the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ and is available in English and Spanish, and the other is on the major complications of diabetes. 

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