Diabetes Clinical Resources

Below are up-to-date resources for clinicians and clinical administrators on preventing, treating, and living well with diabetes.

Clinical Care

Diabetes Standards of Care & Clinical Practice Resources (IHS)
Standards of care and clinical practice recommendations for clinicians treating AI/AN individuals who have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes; quick reference recommendations included here.

Diabetes Treatment Algorithms (IHS)
Quick reference treatment algorithms for clinicians based on national guidelines.

2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (ADA)
Current ADA clinical practice recommendations; provides clinicians with access to components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate quality of care.

Clinical Corner (ADA)
Tools, resources, and educational trainings for clinicians to support them in treating patients with diabetes.

Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetes in Older Adults (ES)
Guidelines on treating diabetes in older adults; includes recommendations for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes in older adults, as well as recommendations for patients with macro and microvascular co-morbidities.

Helping Your Patients with Diabetes: Optimizing Your Approach (Indian Country ECHO)
October 2020 presentation by Dr. Carol Greenlee – board certified in Internal Medicine, Diabetes, and Metabolism – on optimizing your approach to helping your patients with diabetes.

Diabetes Listserv (IHS)
IHS Division of Diabetes listserv for I/T/U diabetes staff; sign up to receive useful information about diabetes and related health topics for AI/AN people.

Glucotoxicity Handout (NPAIHB)
Informational handout for clinicians and staff on glucotoxicity from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.

Accurate Insulin Decisions (ES)
Support tools to help clinicians decide if their treatment approach is working, when to move a patient beyond basal insulin, as well as when to refer patients to an endocrinologist or a diabetes educator.

Calculating the Correct Dose of Insulin Cheat Sheet (Indian Country ECHO)
Cheat sheet for calculating the correct dose of insulin for patients.

COVID-19

Diabetes Medications During COVID-19 (Indian Country ECHO)
Suggested medication usage for diabetic patients at risk for or with confirmed COVID-19.

Sick Day Check-In List for Patients with Diabetes and COVID-19 (Indian Country ECHO)
Questions for providers to consider asking diabetic patients with COVID-19.

Sick Day Management Handout (Indian Country ECHO)
Template handout for patients with diabetes who are sick with COVID-19.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Management Practice Paper (AADE)
Paper outlining topics that should be covered by diabetes educators when teaching women with gestational diabetes and their families or significant others.

Gestational Diabetes Clinical Information (ACOG)
Brief overview of gestational diabetes, as well as a review of validated management guidelines and gaps in our current knowledge.

Training

Continuing Education (ADA)
Wide variety of continuing education activities for health care professionals from the American Diabetes Association.

Provider Core Updates (ADA)
Monthly audio podcast devoted to presenting and discussing the latest clinically relevant articles from the ADA’s scholarly journal.

Division of Diabetes Online Education (IHS)
Trainings both CME/CE and non-CME/CE, as well as trainings from other federal agency partners.

Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes (UCSD)
Free web-based video modules for providers ranging from 1-1.25 hours on psychosocial issues in diabetes.

The Art of Storytelling and Use of Culturally-Adapted Tools to Educate on Diabetes Prevention (CDC National Diabetes Education Program)
Storytelling can play a role in diabetes education by influencing self-efficacy, outcome expectations, risk perceptions, and problem solving. Learn how storytelling can help build trust and understanding, especially when the patient and the diabetes educator have different backgrounds and life experiences.

Patient Education

Patient Education Resources for I/T/U Providers (Indian Country ECHO)
Diabetes patient education tools for providers serving American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Tribes Leading the Way

Tulalip Diabetes Care and Prevention Program: An Award-Winning Clinical Program Grounded in Food, Nature, Prayer, Community, and Wellness (Indian Country ECHO)
Article for clinicians and clinical administrators about the Tulalip Diabetes Care Program’s successes and the impact of integrating cultural practices into diabetes prevention and care initiatives.

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Indian Country ECHO – Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Free service designed to optimize I/T/U clinical policies, enhance care delivery for patients, and build community capacity to prevent and treat complex medical conditions, including hepatitis C.