This project will expand on work currently underway to create a Diabetes 2020 Useful Information booklet that is currently being piloted in the primary care setting to update clinicians. The booklet is intended to facilitate more current prescriptive practices surrounding the treatment of diabetes. The booklet was borne from a project to provide a shared decision-making menu to assist patients understand treatment of their diabetes. During the research phase, it was discovered prescribers were unfamiliar with the most current ADA algorithm and the newer antidiabetic agents, so a shared decision-making tool was inappropriate. A brief handout was subsequently created for clinician consumption and has been useful for prescribers MD, ARNP, etc., clinic nurses and for medical and advanced practice nursing students. The goals of this project are to first complete the current document for clinicians and format into a pocket sized booklet for easy carry; create a patient oriented menu for use by clinicians with patients; secure continuing medical and nursing education credits; and promote and disseminate the booklet and menu at conferences to help prescribers and learners alike become more familiar with the current ADA algorithm and anti-diabetic agents used in the treatment of diabetes.
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