March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and is the perfect day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by asking everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.
The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” your patients can learn if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds.
The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has the perfect tool to assist your office in the fight against diabetes—the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Quality Improvement (QI) Module! This free benefit of membership will assist your office in establishing clear practice guidelines, give a clinical understanding of a patient’s contextual barriers to care, and how to use the practice team to implement meaningful patient interventions related to the prevention and management of diabetes.
- A pre-assessment phase to evaluate the current practice’s care delivery and selection of a plan for improvement using a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle
- An action phase for the practice to implement its plan for improvement for a minimum of three months
- A post-assessment phase to analyze data, reflect on successes and challenges incurred, and evaluate the program.
The module has been approved by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) as an alternative Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement (PI) activity for 20 PI points and by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 20 continuing medical education credits.
Learn more about completing the diabetes module or view this short video:
Encouraging your patients to participate in American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and assessing your practice protocols are two easy steps toward a future without Diabetes.
*ABFM fees still apply.