The Diabetes Branch of the Alabama Department of Public Health works in collaboration with many other programs within and outside of the Department to help people delay or prevent development of diabetes and to reduce complications related to the disease.
The program also promotes good nutrition, physical activity, weight loss and smoking cessation, recommended influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, foot exams, eye exams and HbA1c tests. These are key factors to control, prevent, delay, or manage diabetes and help people live longer, healthier lives.
To find out if you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, take the online Prediabetes Risk Test. If you find out you are at risk, we recommend that you join a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program. This lifestyle change program can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
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Submit Your Success Stories
Are you an accredited/recognized diabetes self-management education or prevention program with a success story you would like to submit to the ADPH Diabetes Program? Download and complete the online form and email it to email@example.com so we can share your story with others.
Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner's Guide
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the "Community-Clinical Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: A Practitioner's Guide." Community-clinical linkages are defined as connections between community and clinical sectors to improve population health. This document guides public health practitioners on key strategies to implement community-clinical linkages that focus on adults 18 years or older. In addition, the guide presents resources for public health practitioners to use when implementing the strategy and examples of community-clinical linkages.
The American Diabetes Association has prepared a resource to help those with diabetes regarding their prescriptions.
Home Health and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for People with Diabetes
There are some home health benefits under the Medicaid Patient 1st Program for people with diabetes. ADPH Home Health has provided information about RPM Guidelines.
Blood Glucose Monitoring Resources
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has compiled a series of tip sheets for diabetes educators to help those with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels.
Diabetes in Minorities
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans are at high risk for developing kidney failure due in part to high rates of diabetes and high blood pressure in these communities.
Continuing Medical Education
University of Alabama School of Medicine and the Alabama Department of Public Health are jointly sponsoring up to two hours of free CMEs regarding diabetes and prediabetes in Alabama.
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Page last updated: September 24, 2019