Three town hall meetings provided public forums for the Secretary to listen to comments from the diabetes community. The information gathered in these forums helped to inform the development of NDAP.
The NDAP Internal Advisory Committee, comprised of senior officials from the various HHS agencies, provided advice on the scope and content for the plan. In addition, the Advisory Committee provided guidance throughout the NDAP development process and helped to establish the focus and parameters of the plan. The committee also reviewed a draft of
Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Appendix C: Development of Diabetes: A National Plan for Action
Prompted by the Secretary’s commitment to disease prevention and health promotion, and efforts of interested individuals and organizations, the creation of Diabetes: A National Plan for Action (hereby referred to as the National Diabetes Action Plan—NDAP) offers an important opportunity to identify and coordinate activities among relevant stak
Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 Improvements for Individuals with Diabetes
The new law enhances diabetes coverage for beneficiaries by adding several improvements.
Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Current Coverage of Preventive Services for Individuals with Diabetes
Currently, Medicare Part B covers several preventive services that are important to individuals with diabetes.
Diabetes: A National Plan for Action. Current Medicare Coverage of Services and Supplies for Individuals with Diabetes
Medicare covers important services and supplies for individuals with diabetes.
The Medicare program is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Medicare covers more than 40 million beneficiaries.
|AADE||American Association of Diabetes Educators|
|ACOG||American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians|
|ADA||American Diabetes Association|
|AHRQ||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
|AoA||Administration on Aging|
|ASPE||Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation|
|BPHC||Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA|
|CDC||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
State and local, tribal, and federal governments can serve as important role models for other organizations by actively engaging in efforts to advance knowledge and take steps to minimize complications from diabetes, improve patient care, and enhance access to care. The following are suggestions for accomplishing this:
Researchers and professional educators can play an important role to advance knowledge of diabetes treatment, develop new strategies to prevent its complications, and translate the research into messages that can reach those affected by diabetes and those working in this arena. Further, researchers and professional educators can help ensure that a
Different kinds of popular media (e.g., television, radio, newspapers) can be used to inform people with diabetes and their caregivers about the importance of quality diabetes treatment and self-management. Specific action steps for working with the media include:
Community organizations can play a vital role in educating people with diabetes and their family members about the importance of managing diabetes to prevent complications. Various national organizations (e.g., the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators) may have a local chapter in your area that is working to he
Health insurance providers can also support management of diabetes through education and outreach efforts to their members. Bringing individuals into high-quality diabetes care early can help improve quality of life and may avoid complications. Some action steps for health insurance include:
Potentially, any one of your employees could have diabetes now or develop the disease in the future. Diabetes does not discriminate; it can affect anyone, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, or gender. Since the prevalence of diabetes is increasing, no matter how large or small your workforce, your company may be increasingly affected by diabetes.
Primary care providers, such as family physicians, internists, physicians’ assistants, and nurse practitioners, play an important role in providing routine high-quality diabetes care as well as referrals to other practitioners for specialty care. As new research and drugs become available and practice guidelines for diabetes evolve, it is critic
Because diabetes must be managed on a daily basis, school staff (teachers, nurses, principals, and office staff) can play an important role in helping students manage their diabetes. Specific action steps for schools to take to help students manage diabetes include:
People with diabetes need their family members and friends to help them manage their disease and keep track of their diabetes care. Here are some things families and friends can do to support people with diabetes:
The possible complications from diabetes can be extremely serious. There is strong evidence from clinical trials that many of these complications may be delayed or prevented by carefully controlling blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol levels. 74 To help manage diabetes, individuals should discuss, create, and follow a diabet