DSME/DPP Referral Guide

Learn how to implement DSME/DPP referrals into your practice workflow and patient care plans!

NJAFP is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to promote the use of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME). Evidence shows that DSME can lower A1c by teaching patients how to better manage food, exercise and medications (ADA, 2015).

NJAFP will provide your practice with a free how-to guide designed to educate the care team about the value of DSME and DPP for patients diagnosed with T2DM or pre-diabetes, and offer guidelines for implementing referrals in your practice workflow and patient care plans.

Participating practices will receive:

  • Education and training on the contents of the DSME/DPP How-To Guide
  • Free practice coaching and EHR technical assistance to help you successfully incorporate the DSME/DPP How-To Guide recommendations into your practice workflow and patient care plans
  • Analysis of practice process and patient satisfaction measures

Space is limited–enroll today!

For more information or to participate in this program, please complete a survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJAFP_DSME_Guide or email our Healthcare Transformation Team at HTT@njafp.org.


DSME and DPP Programs in Your Area

Find your local DPP, DSME and DSMP programs by clicking the map!

When to refer patients:

  • With a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
  • Annually for health maintenance and preventing complications.
  • When new complicating factors influence self-management.
  • When transitions in care occur.

DSME Webinars for Practice Teams

Recording links for our free informational webinars are listed below – please share with your team!

Using PDSA Cycles to Implement DSME (4/12/17)
Chris Hermansen, MD, MBA, Lancaster General Health Physicians

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the PDSA cycle
  2. Understand when and where to refer for DSME
  3. Review and discuss DSME and PDSA examples

Recording: https://njafp.webex.com/njafp/ldr.php?RCID=446c0350bc931cde57072e3f833a9090 (29 min)

Communicating A1c Targets (4/25/17)
Steve Kaufman, MD, Medical Director, Urban Health Institute

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss appropriate A1c levels with T2DM patients
  2. Recognize the importance of treating to patient-centered goals
  3. Discuss tricks of the trade in getting patients to goal

Recording: https://njafp.webex.com/njafp/ldr.php?RCID=fbaaaec9ecf5d68311609dd718ab13a8 (36 min)

Older Adults with T2DM and Patient Education (5/10/17)
Kristen Garron, RD CDE LDN, Program Director, Achieving Better Control, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the complicating factors of providing DSME for older patients with T2DM
  2. List the guiding principles for DSME in older adults

Recording: https://njafp.webex.com/njafp/ldr.php?RCID=9d2ad3dedebd3b401b3bf4592f81c6d1 (29 min)

Obese Patients with T2DM and Patient Education (5/23/17)
Lorraine Nowakowski-Grier, MSN, APRN, BC, CDE, Christiana HealthCare

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the obesity epidemic and its impact on diabetes
  2. Follow evidence based guidelines in the education of patients with obesity and diabetes
  3. Educate patients on the importance of physical activity, weight management, and healthy lifestyle choices in the management of the obese patient

Recording: https://njafp.webex.com/njafp/ldr.php?RCID=a6db6930f5eaf24b0388bd840cff5313 (38 min)


For more information about DPP, DSME and DSMP programs, contact us at HTT@njafp.org
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