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National Diabetes Month

This November for American Diabetes Month, Alliant Quality would like to bring attention to vision and eye health for aging adults, especially for those with diabetes. Thus we chose the theme “ Focus on Eye Health.” Below are some resources for patients and healthcare providers.

Toolkit from the NDEP - Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Optometry, and
Dentistry https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/toolkits/ppod.html

CMS QPP Measure - Eye Exam is CMS Quality Measure ID #117: percentage of patients 18 - 75 years of age with diabetes who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or a negative retinal or dilated eye exam (no evidence of retinopathy) in the 12 months prior to the measurement period. For more info see the CMS 2018 Resource Library https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Payment-Program/Resource-Library/2018-Resources.html

National Diabetes Month eye materials(National Eye Institute) https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/ndm
Diabetic Eye Disease toolkit (Spanish and English) https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/diabeticeyedisease/toolkit
Aging and the Eye: complete list of resources (teaching modules, handouts, articles, fact sheets, infographics) https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/ndm
See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit – Purpose: to let older adults know what they can do to protect their vision Contents: slide presentations available as PDFs on related topics that could be stand-alone items at a health fair or part of an EDC class http://www.nei.nigh.gov/SeeWellToolkit
Module 1 Making Vision a Health Priority https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/visionandaging/toolkit/module1
Module 2 Age-Related Eye Disease and Conditions Macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, and low vision https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/visionandaging/toolkit/module2
Module 3 Low Vision This is a slide presentation that provides an overview of low vision, including causes, symptoms, and treatment. The presentation also covers how vision rehabilitation services and assistive devices can help people with low vision maintain their independence and quality of life. https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/visionandaging/toolkit/module3
Living with Low Vision education module https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/lowvision/toolkit
Diabetic Eye Disease Self-Guided Module, This is available only online and has descriptive audio and captioning for the visually impaired. https://nei.nih.gov/dm_flipchart/slide3_English.htm
Webpage: Age-Related Eye Diseases and Conditions www.nei.nih.gov/agingeye
Handout: Healthy Vision Starts with a Dilated Eye Exam – explains what happens in a dilated eye exam https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/DilatedEyeExamParticipantHandout_tagged.pdf
Handout: Everyone’s Vision Can Change with Age – states what changes are normal and what are not https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf
Handout: Financial Assistance for Eye Care https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/FinancialAssistance.pdf
Infographics on eye health https://www.flickr.com/photos/nehep/sets/72157655504290504
Video: National Eye Institute at 50: Leading the Fight Against Blindness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w96iMuhcxHs&list=PLNol8zIT_P1C7dCa3d63t8TafP8NYeAlt
Video: Can lost sight be restored? Watch this video from the National Eye Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haq2dsl1Jvw&index=4&list=PLNol8zIT_P1C7dCa3d63t8TafP8NYeAlt

 

Home Health Quality Improvement campaign (HHQI) resources related to diabetes and eye care

Video Diabetes Self-Care (patient) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3-Ud1IKvzw&feature=youtu.be

Additional Tests & Procedures (patient handout): http://www.homehealthquality.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=bd889efa-de35-476a-a32b-8648f1c3b615

Additional Tests & Procedures (patient handout) also in multiple languages: http://www.homehealthquality.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=a3f371f5-877e-4eb4-87aa-d0768ac12677

 

For Patients

Remind people with diabetes that they are the most important member of their diabetes care team, and that they should seek support from health care professionals, family, friends, and their community to successfully manage their diabetes.

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life Resource

You are the Center of Diabetes Care Team Video

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