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Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)

Upcoming Webinar: Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Tools and Strategies for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry. This webinar will provide a “quick course” on diabetes and how PPOD health care providers can collaborate and make cross-disciplinary treatment referrals.
For more detailed information and to register visit the webinar registration page.

You Can Make a Difference. You and other providers of pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD) are well positioned to advise and educate your patients about diabetes control and prevention. You may be the first to see a person with, or at risk for diabetes.

The PPOD Toolkit shows PPOD practitioners how they can work collaboratively with each other, as well as with all other members of the health care team, such as primary health care providers, physician assistants, nurse educators, and community health workers to promote better outcomes in people with diabetes.

PPOD Toolkit resources include:

Guide

Guide for PPOD Providers

Working Together to Manage DiabetesEach section of the PPOD Guide provides a “quick course” on that health care specialty and its relation to diabetes. Because each section is written for professionals outside of that specialty, all team members who might care for a person with diabetes can collaborate and make cross-disciplinary treatment referrals.

Inside the PPOD Guide, you will find:
 

  • An introduction to team care.
  • Tips on communicating with patients.
  • Sections in each of the four PPOD areas.
  • Resources and links to other PPOD-related resources and organizations.

Download the Guide
A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD) Full Guide (PDF, 2.24 mb)

Download Guide Sections
Introductory Sections

Specialty Sections

Supplemental Information

NDEP Publication No: NDEP-54
Last reviewed November 2013

Medications

Medications Supplement for PPOD Providers

This downloadable document provides information about the medications that are most commonly used for people with diabetes (glucose lowering agents, hypertension and lipid lowering agents) in one convenient resource.

Download the Supplement

  • Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Medications Supplement
    Coming Soon

Presentation Slides

Presentation Slides for PPOD Providers

The slides provide an overview of the National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD), which offers information and tools for learning about and implementing PPOD in your practice. Share with colleagues at staff meetings, professional conferences, community forums etc.

Download the Presentation

Info 4 Patients

Patient Fact Sheets

Providers: Download and discuss these 1-page fact sheets with your patients and their families to educate them about how diabetes can affect their eyes, teeth, and feet and how to work with their pharmacist to understand and safely take their medicines.

Patients: If you or a loved one has diabetes, download these 1-page fact sheets to learn how diabetes can affect your eyes, teeth, and feet and how to work with your pharmacist to understand your medicines.

Healthy EyesHealthy Eyes Matter! (PDF, 4.11 mb)
Reviewed for Plain Language

  • Last Reviewed November 2013

Healthy Teeth Matter!Healthy Teeth Matter! (PDF, 3.29 mb)
Reviewed for Plain Language

  • Last Reviewed November 2013

Healthy Feet Matter!Healthy Feet Matter! (PDF, 3.72 mb)
Reviewed for Plain Language

  • Last Reviewed November 2013

All Medicines Matter!All Medicines Matter! (PDF, 3.81 mb)
Reviewed for Plain Language

  • Last Reviewed November 2013


 

Patient Education Sheet and Patient Care Checklist

A double-sided sheet to give to patients to help them understand how to work with PPOD providers to successfully control their diabetes (side 1) and a checklist to use to document recommended care that encourages communication among all health care providers.

Download the Education Sheet/Checklist

Promotional Tools

Promotional Tools

Tell your colleagues about the Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit with these ready-to-go promotional tools:


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