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Diabetes Care & Management

The Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 34 million Americans have diabetes and face its devastating consequences. What’s true nationwide is also true in Delaware. 
 

The Stats in Delaware

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports the following statistics (as of February 2020) related to the current diabetes epidemic in Delaware:
     ▪  Approximately 80,000 people in Delaware, or 10.6% of the adult population,
        have diagnosed diabetes.
     ▪  An additional 24,000 people in Delaware have diabetes but don’t know it,
        greatly increasing their health risk.
     ▪  There are 268,000 people in Delaware, 35.4% of the adult population,
         who 
have prediabetes with blood glucose levels that are higher than
         normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
     ▪  Every year an estimated 7,000 people in Delaware are diagnosed
         with diabetes

 

Reversing the Trend

So what can be done to combat this trend? The answer is: EDUCATION and SELF-MANAGEMENT

People with diabetes need to be educated about their disease and instructed on what they can do to best manage it, and in some cases, reverse their condition through lifestyle modifications.
 

Education & Resources

Quality Insights has archived lots of great diabetes management resources - for providers and patients - which can be found in our Resources Library. We also developed Practice Modules that offer evidence-based education and guidance on different topics related to diabetes care and management, along with modifications that your practice can implement to improve workflows around diabetes care. Make sure to check them out!
 

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

DSME programs provide knowledge and skills for people who want to manage their type 2 diabetes and related conditions. Diabetes educators conduct each program, which addresses the needs, goals, and life experiences of people with diabetes. This program teaches people how to eat healthy, be active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce risk for other health conditions, and cope with their disease.

*Delaware Division of Public Health, 2017 Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
 

Locate a DSME Program Near You

Quality Insights created maps for each of the three counties in Delaware that can be used to easily locate a DSME program site near you. Click on the links below to view the county maps for location and contact information.
    - New Castle County DSME Map Flyer (updated 10/4/19)
    - Kent County DSME Map Flyer (updated 10/4/19)
    - Sussex County DSME Map Flyer (updated 10/4/19)
 

View DSME Map in a full screen map

Please note: This mapping service is provided by batchgeo.com. Quality Insights does not endorse the advertisements displayed on the bottom of the map.