Diabetes Tool Kit

This diabetes “tool kit” includes materials designed to assist providers in caring for patients who have diabetes and to help people with diabetes manage their care. 

A Common Guideline

All health plans participating in the New York Diabetes Coalition (NYDC) have endorsed a common guideline for adult diabetes care.  The guideline is based on the clinical recommendations of the American Diabetes Association.  The NYDC guideline is a one-page comprehensive tool with detailed information about procedures, frequency and goals for diabetes care.  By delivering a common, consistent message, the Coalition aims to increase the use of standard treatment guidelines by clinicians throughout New York. On the reverse of the guideline is a flow sheet, reflecting the recommendations found in the Guidelines for Adult Diabetes Care, that allows providers to track diabetes management over time by documenting diabetes medications, exams and test results.

Practice Tools 

A set of “best practices” tools have been developed that will support the elements of the guidelines and are designed to assist providers in caring for patients who have diabetes and to help people with diabetes manage their care. These tools are available to all physicians practicing family medicine, internal medicine, general practice and endocrinology.  In addition to the common guideline, the various tools include:

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