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Diabetes Management

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Nearly one-third of persons 65 years and older have diabetes. It is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in adults and a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.

If you or a loved one has diabetes, it is important to take an active role in controlling the disease. Get the knowledge and skills to improve your quality of life. Ask your doctor about Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) so you can learn more about:

  • Symptoms & risk factors
  • Living a physically active life
  • Managing diabetes with nutrition
  • Preventing complications
  • Working with your diabetes team

atom is working with the medical community to ensure they follow guidelines for performing tests for people with diabetes such as A1C, lipids, and eye exams. atom Alliance partners will also increase the number of certified diabetes educators, community health workers and trained caregivers to offer diabetes education.

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2018 Handout Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes
2018 Handout Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes

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2018 Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations FAQ
2018 Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations FAQ

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7.74 MB | Last Updated: April 13, 2018

National Mail Order Partner Article
National Mail Order Partner Article

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106.06 KB | Last Updated: June 15, 2016

Be Smart with Sharps
Be Smart with Sharps

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986.50 KB | Last Updated: February 9, 2015

No Loose Sharps Poster
No Loose Sharps Poster

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926.41 KB | Last Updated: February 9, 2015

DSME Toolkit
DSME Toolkit

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1.73 MB | Last Updated: August 19, 2014

Coding, Coverage, Compensation for MNT
Coding, Coverage, Compensation for MNT

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91.82 KB | Last Updated: August 19, 2014

Step-by-Step Guide to Medicare MNT
Step-by-Step Guide to Medicare MNT

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1.56 MB | Last Updated: August 19, 2014

Act On Diabetes. Now.
Diabetes: Protect Our Future
What is a Diabetes Educator?
The Secret to Long Life, New York Times
“I’ll pass my knowledge on to others” Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
Nearly one-third of persons 65 years and older have diabetes. It is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in adults. In this two-minute video, one Mississippi man shares how he learned the importance of taking an active role in controlling the disease. Hear how he got the knowledge and skills to improve his quality of life by participating in a free Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) class.

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    Questions Are The Answer

    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…
  • This Is Your Brain on Diabetes

    This Is Your Brain on Diabetes

    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

    How the Dog Days of Summer Affect Your Diabetes

    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…

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