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Welcome peer educators! Here, you will find helpful resources, tools, and events designed to help you in your diabetes education activities. Van_Wert_class

Quarterly Peer Educator Sharing Calls

These WebEx Sharing Calls are held the fourth Tuesday of each quarter and address barriers and solutions commonly encountered by peer educators in the field. News about administrative processes and curriculum changes are also featured. Your monthly host is Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) Community Program Specialist, Gail Gresko.You may reach out to Gail at 614.301.0053 or at ggresko@hsag.com.

Refer to the listings below for the next Sharing Call and download a copy of the Power Point (PPt) of past meetings.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Download the PDF slide deck here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Download the slide deck (PDF). View the transcript.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Download the PPt slide deck.

February 14, 2017 Download the PPt slide deck.

October 18, 2016 Download the PPt slide deck.

Forms and Attendance Log

For your diabetes education classes, we require specific forms to be completed, so we have gathered them here for easy access.

Materials to Enhance Your Role as a Peer Educator

Materials to Help You Promote DSME Workshops and Recruit Students

Materials to Enhance Your Class Modules

We have assembled some important handouts for you and your students that can help you in your classes. Refer to the Resource Guide listed below that provides suggested modules as to when to introduce these other handouts.

EDC Forms Training

Class Scheduling and Materials Ordering

Preparing for Your First DEEP™ Workshop

Your First DEEP™ Class – Combining Module1 and 6

How to Do DEEP™ Workshop Activities

Links to Tools and Materials

We have gathered fresh resources that can help reinforce your teachings at your diabetes education classes. Feel free to share with your students.

  • DSME Class Recruitment Flyer for National Diabetes Month
  • Prevent Blindness awareness flyers
  • Safe Needle Disposal: Visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org to find out your state's rules on disposal and to locate disposal options by Zip code.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: 5 Tips to Lower Your Risk—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a set of tips to help you lower your risk of diabetic retinopathy:
    • Get a yearly comprehensive dilated eye exam.
    • Keep your blood sugar levels as close to your target range as possible.
    • Eat healthy food and be physically active.
    • Quit smoking (or never start).
    • Visit your eye doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.

         For more information on diabetic retinopathy prevention, visit the CDC retinopathy webpage.

  • Tips to Care for Your Diabetes While on Vacation—The National Diabetes Education Program has assembled a few handy tips we sharing below to help your students take care of their diabetes while on vacation:
    • Pack twice the amount of diabetes supplies you expect to need in case of travel delays.
    • Take copies of prescriptions with you.
    • Carry a card in your wallet or pocket that says you have diabetes and notes if you use medicine to treat it.
    • Take snacks, glucose gel, or glucose tablets with you, as necessary, in case your blood glucose drops.
    • Keep your health insurance card and emergency phone numbers handy.
    • Write down your doctor's name and phone number or save it on your phone.
    • Make a note of time zone changes and how this will affect when to take your medication.
    • If flying, pack your diabetes medicines and supplies in your personal carry-on bag.
    • Wear medical identification that says you have diabetes.
  • Share these handy footcare flyers with your students:
  • Take the Diabetes Risk Test online—This test asks a few simple questions about weight, age, family history, and other factors to gauge a person's risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Share a A Snapshot of Diabetes in America (poster) with your students to spark a conversation.
  • Use the All About Prediabetes (screener) to check your risk for prediabetes and prevention tips. This information is in Spanish too.
  • Help inform Medicare beneficiaries that Medicare covers diabetes screenings and supplies. Share this Medicare link to let them know what is covered.
  • Visit the HSAG Diabetes Disease Education webpage—HSAG has gathered field-proven tools and materials for use in educating people about diabetes prevention and control. English and Spanish-language tools are featured.