Everyone with Diabetes Counts

Improving quality of life through knowledge and education

Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Diabetes Care

Nearly one in every three persons, aged 65 years and older, has diabetes. Blindness, kidney failure and amputations may result from diabetes; it is also a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.

If you or a loved one has diabetes, take an active role in your health. Get the knowledge and skills to improve your quality of life. Ask your doctor or healthcare provider for information on the following:

  • Diabetes self-management classes
  • Symptoms and risk factors
  • Being physically active
  • Managing diabetes with a better diet
  • Avoiding problems
  • Working with your diabetes team
Great Plains QIN is partnering with the healthcare community to ensure individuals with diabetes receive the right care. Diabetes educators, community health workers and trained caregivers are receiving training to offer education within the region. We hope, through our efforts, persons with diabetes are receiving better care, have better health outcomes and an overall better care experience.

If you want to be more connected and have accesses to resources, education and information on diabetes care and prevention, join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network. We welcome your participation. Join today.

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Documents and Resources
A Healthy Thanksgiving Plate DiabetesEducator.org
American Diabetes Association Diabetes.org
Diabetes Care and Education: Nutrition and Dietetics DCE.org
DiabetesCare.Net – Resource for Patients DiabetesCare.net
Diabetes Management and You Great Plains QIN
Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient Resources HopkinsMedicine.org
Joint Commission: Five Ways to Be Active In Your Care at the Hospital NDEP.nih.gov
I Can Lower My Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for American Indians Diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
Indian Health Services Indian Health Services
Kansas Lead Your Health Initiative Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
Know Your Diabetes: ABCS NDEP.NIH.gov
Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers NDEP.hih.gov
Learning About Diabetes (low literacy) LearningAboutDiabetes.org
Living Healthy With Diabetes American Diabetes Association
Medicare Coverage Diabetes Screenings Medicare.gov
Medicare Diabetes Self Management Trainings Medicare.gov
Medicare Foot Exam Coverage Medicare.gov
Medicare Nutrition Therapy Services Medicare.gov
Medicare Supplies and Services Medicare.gov
Medicare Yearly Eye Exam Coverage Medicare.gov
Small Steps: Big Rewards – Your Game Plan to Prevent Type II Diabetes NDEP.nih.gov
National Diabetes Education Initiative Patient Materials NDEI.org
Robert Wood Johnson Patient Education Materials Diabetes Intiative
Benfits.gov Benefits.gov
Administration for Community Living Diabetes Self Management Education and Programs
Diabetes Health for Life TMF Quality Innovation Network
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
US Dept. of Veteran Affairs Diabetes Resources US Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Take Care of Your Heart: Manage Your Diabetes DiabetesEducator.org

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.