NJAFP is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to promote Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME).  This initiative will help implement sustainable changes in primary care practices that will result in improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Evidence shows that diabetes self-management education can lower A1c (ADA, 2015) by teaching patients to better manage food, exercise and medications.  Find your local DPP, DSME and DSMP programs by clicking the map below!

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.

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

DSME Webinars

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