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Training Collaboration Bringing Diabetes Education to the Underserved People of Rural Appalachia

September 28th, 2018|

Training Collaboration Bringing Diabetes Education to the Underserved People of Rural Appalachia
Due to the rural nature of Kentucky’s Appalachian counties, it can be a challenge to provide services and resources. But atom Alliance Quality Improvement Advisor Nancy Semrau, Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Diabetes Educator (LDE), looked forward to bringing training to residents of this

Get Social with atom Alliance

September 27th, 2018|

Get social with atom Alliance
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Questions Are The Answer

August 15th, 2018|

Questions Are The Answer
Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition.

Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions and

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes

July 24th, 2018|

This is Your Brain on Diabetes

Our body’s cells need glucose (sugar) for energy. We get glucose from what we eat and drink every day. In order to use glucose, our bodies need insulin.  Insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, helps our body’s cells take the glucose that is floating around in our bloodstream and

How the Dog Days of Summer Affect Your Diabetes

July 24th, 2018|

How the Dog Days of Summer Affect Your Diabetes

Whether you are going on vacation or just spending time outdoors in the summer heat, the high temperatures and humidity are harder on people with chronic diseases such as diabetes.

People with chronic diseases like diabetes, are at higher risk of having problems and may not be

When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story

June 29th, 2018|

When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story
Have you noticed a subtle difference on your grocery’s shelves? New Nutrition Facts labels are starting to show up on some of your favorite packaged foods. This change reflects new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The new

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice

June 20th, 2018|

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice
Physical inactivity has been established to be an independent risk factor for many chronic diseases and conditions that threaten the health of the nation. Additionally, older adults are at particular risk for leading sedentary lifestyles.

June is good time to add exercise as a new vital sign

CMS Encourages Eligible Suppliers to Participate in Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model

April 30th, 2018|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in April expanded the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a national performance-based payment model offering a new approach to type 2 diabetes prevention in eligible Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of pre-diabetes. For the first time, both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations can enroll as

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

March 27th, 2018|

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The

Diabetic Self-Management Training Accreditation Program

February 20th, 2018|

Diabetic Self-Management Training Accreditation Program: New Webpage and Helpdesk

Medicare covers Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) services furnished to beneficiaries with diabetes by certified providers. Visit the new DSMT Accreditation Program webpage for information on the certification process and accrediting organizations. Providers, patients, accrediting organizations, and stakeholders: Contact the new helpdesk at DSMTAccreditations@cms.hhs.gov to submit questions

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