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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Consumer Documents
No Extended DescriptionResourceJoint Commission: Five Ways to Be Active In Your Care at the HospitalDiabetesEducator.org
No Extended DescriptionResourceLiving Healthy With DiabetesAmerican Diabetes Association
No Extended DescriptionResourceI Can Lower My Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for American IndiansDiabetes.niddk.nih.gov
No Extended DescriptionResourceKnow Your Blood Sugar Numbersndep.nih.gov
No Extended DescriptionResourceSmall Steps: Big Rewards - Your Game Plan to Prevent Type II Diabetesndep.nih.gov
No Extended DescriptionResourceTake Care of Your Heart: Manage Your DiabetesDiabetesEducator.org
No Extended DescriptionResourceA Healthy Thanksgiving PlateDiabetesEducator.org
No Extended DescriptionResourceDiabetes Management and YouEveryone With Diabetes Counts
Consumer Links
No Extended DescriptionNational Diabetes Education Initiative Patient MaterialsNDEI.org
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Nutrition Therapy ServicesMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Foot Exam CoverageMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Yearly Eye Exam CoverageMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Supplies and ServicesMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Diabetes Self Management TrainingsMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionMedicare Coverage Diabetes ScreeningsMedicare.gov
No Extended DescriptionLearning About Diabetes (low literacy)LearningAboutDiabetes.org
No Extended DescriptionRobert Wood Johnson Patient Education MaterialsDiabetes Intiative
No Extended DescriptionDiabetesCare.Net - Resource for PatientsDiabetesCare.net
No Extended DescriptionKnow Your Diabetes: ABCSNDEP.NIH.gov
No Extended DescriptionDiabetes Care and Education: Nutrition and DieteticsDCE.org
No Extended DescriptionJohns Hopkins Medicine Patient ResourcesHopkinsMedicine.org
No Extended DescriptionAmerican Diabetes AssociationDiabetes.org
Tools to help you be more active and engaged in your healthcareKansas Lead Your Health InitiativeKansas Lead Your Health Initiative Kansas Foundation for Medical Care/Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of long-term care residentsConsumer Safety and EngagementNational Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource CenterNational Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Official site of the Medicare program
Medicare InformationOfficial Medicare Web siteOfficial Medicare Web site
Diabetes InformationUS Dept. of Veteran Affairs Diabetes ResourcesUS Department of Veterans Affairs
Diabetes Self Management Education Programs
Community ProgramsAdministration for Community Living Diabetes Self Management Education and Programs
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Diabetes ManagementAgency for Healthcare Research and QualityAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Which benefits are you eligible for?BenefitsBenfits.govBenefits.gov
Eligible servicesIndian Health ServicesIndian Health Services Indian Health Services - Improve Your Health
Know your Medicare RightsMedicare RightsMedicare RightsMedicare Rights Center
Add a Tooltip TextPrevention APIC Consumer Information APIC Consumer Information
TMF Diabetes Health For LifeConsumer ResourcesDiabetes Health for LifeTMF Quality Innovation Network

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.