Diabetes Resources for Health Care Professionals

Interested in receiving a weekly newsletter with the latest in diabetes-related news, conferences, journal articles, and resources? Sign up for the Wisconsin Diabetes Weekly listserv by sending an email to Pam Geis.
Here is a sample (PDF, 380 KB) of the Wisconsin Diabetes Weekly.

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 (link is external).

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.

Children and Adolescents with Diabetes

Students with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Wisconsin Schools and Families, 2010
This link will direct you to another page with links for the complete Resource Guide as well as links for each of the different sections.  The Resource Guide was developed for families and schools that care for students with diabetes and offers information, forms, and tools. 

National Diabetes Education Program Resources on Children and Adolescents
This website has many resources for those caring for the child or adolescent with diabetes, including answers to parent's questions when their child is diagnosed with diabetes, a resource guide on helping the student with diabetes succeed, and many tip sheets for the child with diabetes. 

Diabetes-Related Websites

Because of the high number of Diabetes-Related Websites, these are placed on a separate web page.

Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities
This link directs you to the Educational Opportunities section of this website.  This website will post both professional and consumer trainings related to diabetes.

Facts and Figures

Wisconsin Diabetes Facts and Figures
This link directs you to the Facts and Figures portion of our website.  The Wisconsin Diabetes Surveillance Report 2012 and the 2011 Burden of Diabetes in Wisconsin report are available at this link.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Diabetes Data and Trends
This link directs you to the Diabetes Data and Trends section of the CDC website, which has information on diabetes-related data for the entire country and for each state.

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.

Other Wisconsin Programs

Wisconsin Arthritis Program
The Wisconsin Arthritis Program partners with a variety of groups to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis through promoting physical activity and supporting evidence-based self-management programs.

Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program works to address prevention, screening and detection, treatment, quality of life, and palliative care of cancer in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
The Wisconsin Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program works to detect and treat risk factors, improve early identification and treatment, and prevent recurrence and complications of heart disease and stroke.

Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Program
The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program works to increase healthy eating and physical activity in order to reduce the burden of obesity and associated conditions in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
The Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program works to address prevention and treatment of tobacco products in Wisconsin.

Resource Guides

Students with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Wisconsin Schools and Families, 2010
This link will direct you to another page with a link for the complete Resource Guide as well as links for each of the different sections.  The Resource Guide was developed for families and schools that care for students with diabetes and offers information, forms, and tools. 

Last Revised: July 30, 2015