Diabetes Prevention and Management

Iowa HHS is working on diabetes prevention and control, collaborating with private and public agencies and organizations throughout the state to:

  • Promote and provide education about diabetes prevention and control through training for healthcare providers and patients
  • Provide educational materials for communities, health care providers, and certified outpatient diabetes education programs
  • Promote awareness of prediabetes and diabetes
  • Certify community-based outpatient diabetes education programs
  • Maintain involvement with diabetes care providers and educators statewide
  • Monitor, evaluate and report diabetes-related data
  • Promote and support community-based self-management programs for people with or at risk for chronic disease

Iowa is part of a national effort for health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management.

Iowa Goals

  • Improving access to, participation in, and coverage for recognized and accredited Diabetes Self Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs and the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
  • Increasing the engagement of pharmacists in the provision of medication management and DSMES

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