Diabetes: Professional Resources

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Diabetes Care Guidelines

The Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group recommends use of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Recommendations for guidance on high-quality, evidence-based diabetes clinical care.

The ADA also offers an abridged version for primary care providers, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Abridged for Primary Care Providers.

ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations are based on a complete review of the relevant literature by a diverse group of highly trained clinicians and researchers.  After weighing the quality of evidence, from rigorous double-blind clinical trials to expert opinion, recommendations are drafted, reviewed, and submitted for approval to the ADA Executive Committee; they are then revised on a regular basis, and published annually in Diabetes Care.

More tools and resources can be found on the Wisconsin Diabetes Mellitus Essential Care Guidelines page. 

Children and Adolescents with Diabetes

General Resources

Managing Health Care Waste
This link directs you to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website on managing health care waste, which includes information for households and non-households, as well as additional resources. 

Managing Household Medical Sharps
This link directs you to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website on managing household medical sharps.  It includes information on correct packaging and disposal, as well as collection stations in Wisconsin.

Medical Sharps Collection
This link directs you to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website on Wisconsin's Sharps Collection Program.

Blood Sugar Log Booklet:  This booklet, available in both English and Spanish, provides a place to record three months of blood sugar test results.

Medication/Prescription Assistance

Needy Meds
Needy Meds is a resource for finding Patient Assistance Programs and other assistance with the cost of health care.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that is right for them.

Last Revised: November 25, 2016