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In the Spring of 2018, the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services’ Diabetes Education Program convened a group of stakeholders invested in the State's capacity to prevent and manage diabetes. This daylong planning session was attended by more than 40 subject matter experts who were led in discussion about current work being done, priorities, gaps in services, and areas of need. Read a summary of the results of these discussions Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Diabetes ProgramDiabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in New Hampshire. In 2013, 9.2% of New Hampshire adults reported having been diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately, 6.8% of New Hampshire adults reported having been diagnosed with prediabetes, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes increases the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Hospitalizations
  • Lower extremity amputations
  • Kidney disease
  • Vision loss
  • Death

To prevent diabetes complications, persons with diabetes should receive a number of clinical preventive services.

What the Division of Public Health Services is doing:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Survey – 2015 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
    This first-ever report describes characteristics and needs of the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) workforce and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs in New Hampshire.
  • Living Well with Diabetes
    New Hampshire resources and New Hampshire stories to help people with diabetes stay in control of their diabetes and live healthier lives.
  • Monitoring Health Status
  • Trends in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors, and complications.
  • Changes in the percentages of patients with diabetes who receive care in accordance with the recommended national guidelines.
  • Promoting community-clinical linkages and evidence-based disease prevention and management programs such as:
  • Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs, ADA-recognized and/or AADE-accredited National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Promoting Best Clinical Practices for diabetes care & collaborate with partners on clinical quality improvement initiatives at primary care sites.
  • Supporting use of electronic health records in primary care settings to improve diabetes prevention & management.
  • Working with community partners such as the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) to promote identification and referral of low-income women at risk for diabetes.

Professional Education

  • Offering professional development sessions for physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, community health workers and others who serve people with or at risk for diabetes.

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