Mar 07, 2017

Prevent & Control Diabetes in Iowans: A Call to Action!

A statewide diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management education services survey was conducted in the fall of 2016.  Goals of the survey were twofold.  First, the survey identified current gaps and barriers in offering diabetes prevention program (DPP) services and diabetes self-management education (DSME) services for patients within the healthcare setting.  Seeking this information helped clarify the causes for the lack of current local DPP and DSME services and/or patient utilization of services.  Second, the survey identified gaps and barriers within current or potential diabetes prevention providers while getting a better understanding of the existing DPP infrastructure within Iowa.  Please click here to access the full report  iowa-dpp_dsme-gap-analysis-improvement-strategies