Resources for People with Diabetes
Information about access to medication, testing strips and health care
211info is a free information and referral helpline. Dial 2-1-1, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, or search the online database.
Oregon Prescription Drug Program offers savings on prescription drugs for Oregon residents who are uninsured or underinsured.
The American Diabetes Association provides support for people with diabetes, including information about health insurance, prescription assistance, and legal advocacy. For diabetes-related questions email AskADA@diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383), Monday - Friday, 5:30 am 5 pm.
Disposing of medical syringes safely
For information on sharps disposal in the Portland metropolitan region, contact Metro Recycling, or call 503-234-3000.
Learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, diabetes self-management education programs, Living Well with Chronic Conditions and other Self-Management Programs to promote taking control of your life and living healthier. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle change program proven to prevent type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes or at risk for developing diabetes.
Staying healthy with diabetes (pdf)
Blood glucose, insulin, and Type I diabetes (pdf)
Blood glucose, insulin, and Type II diabetes (pdf)
Keeping your eyes healthy when you have diabetes (pdf)
The A - 1 - C blood glucose test: what it is and how it can help you (pdf)
Ten tests and exams everyone with diabetes should be getting (pdf)
Four action steps for quality care (pdf)
Tools to use with your doctor
Diabetes care card (pdf) to help keep your diabetes care plan on track
Diabetes question sheet (pdf) to be prepared for your visit with your doctor
The National Diabetes Education Program provides resources to increase awareness about diabetes risks and complications, and to promote effective self-care and lifestyle changes.
Resources for Health Care Providers, Educators and Payers
Recommendations and Guiding Principles
Clinical Practice Recommendations - Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes are revised annually by the American Diabetes Association's multidisciplinary Professional Practice Committee. Position statements and reports as well as National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support are available.
Guiding Principles for the Care of People with or at Risk for Diabetes - The National Diabetes Education Program"s Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and health care teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes.
Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations: Diabetes Prevention and Control
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations:
Abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus: Screening
Healthful diet and physical activity: Counseling adults with high risk for cardiovascular disease
National Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Self-Management
Learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, diabetes self-management education programs, Living Well with Chronic Conditions and other Self-Management Programs. - The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle change program proven to prevent type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. Visit www.healthoregon.org/takecontrol for a statewide list of programs and resources including a prediabetes screening tool and a guide to referring patients with prediabetes to diabetes prevention programs.
Implementing Comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Programs: A Guide for CCOs. The Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) Public Health Division has developed a how-to guide to assist Oregon's coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and other payers interested in covering the evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program.
This four-part guide includes information about:
Partnering with lifestyle change program delivery sites
Partnering with clinics
Identifying, recruiting and retaining program participants
Infrastructure and sustainability
Oregon Diabetes Program Patient and Provider ResourcesQuoted From: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/diseasesconditions/chronicdisease/diabetes/pages/resources.aspx