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    MC 1965
    PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
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Diabetes Newsletter

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Publication Number: E45-11004

Texas Diabetes, the Newsletter of the Texas Diabetes Council, features the programs and activities of the Texas Diabetes Council and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch at the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Articles focus on topics of interest to healthcare professionals who assist patients with diabetes management.  Please send news and information to:

Texas Diabetes Newsletter
Texas Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services MC 1965
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 458-7490
Fax: (512) 458-7408


Issues Directory

Issues listed below are PDF files. Click here for viewing information.  

Issue Directory
PDF Fall 2013 (548 kb)
  Contents:  Diabetes Tool Kit for iPad . . .National Diabetes Month 2013:  Diabetes is a Family Affair . . .National Diabetes Prevention Program Offerings in Texas . . .NDEP's Practice Transformation Resource Helps Health Care Teams Change Systems of Health Care Delivery Around Diabetes
PDF Summer 2012 (917 kb)
  Contents:  Diabetes Tool Kit Updates. . . Regional Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiatives. . .National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). . .Food Day. . .Diabetes Local Online Diabetes Resource Directory. . . National Diabetes Month - Helping People Understand How to Make Lifestyle Changes. . . Resources for Implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 - USDA Child Nutrition Programs. . .Guide for Partnering with Pharmacists. . .Health Equity Resource Toolkit to Address Obesity Disparities. . .Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes:  A User's Guide. . .The Patient Centered Medical Home-Closing the Gap
PDF Spring 2012 (492 kb)
  Contents:  Texas Diabetes Transitions to E-newsletter Format . . .Changing the Course:  A Plan to Prevent and Control Diabetes in Texas 2012-13. . .State Community Diabetes Projects Announced . . .Diabetes Tool Kit Updates . . .Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevalence in Texas - Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2010. . .TDC Campaign Promotes Awareness of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes. . .CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Launch. . .National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training. . .Upcoming Conferences and Events
PDF Spring 2011 (653 kb)
  Contents:  HMO Recognition Program Awardees Announced . . .Texas Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Estimates of Pre-existing and Gestational Diabetes, 2004-2009. . .Texas Diabetes Advocate Elected National Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association. . .New Online Continuing Education Program Available through Texas Diabetes Institute - Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM):  On Demand. . .TMF Health Quality Institute Launches Initiative to Increase Hispanic and American Indian Participation in Diabetes Self Management Education. . .AHRQ Healthcare Quality Report Shows Rise in Hospital Admissions for Short Term Diabetes Complications and Decrease in Amputations. . . An Overview of Diabetes Reimbursement in a Primary Care Office. . .U.S. "Diabetes Belt" Touches Texas
PDF Fall 2010 / Winter 2011 (1.1 mb)
  Contents:  Diabetes Prevalence Projected Through 2040. . .First State Estimates of Prediabetes Prevalence Included in Annual Diabetes Prevalence and Mortality Report:  Results of the 2009 Texas BRFSS . . .NDEP Introduces Spanish-language Road to Health Tool Kit for Educators . . .Four TDC Algorithms Revised during 2010 . . . Medicare Competetive Bidding Program Launched in Dallas Area:  Advice for Providers and Patients. . .Pan American Journal of Public Health Devotes Issue to Results of the U.S. - Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project . . .Treating Gestational Diabetes - Opportunities for Prevention
PDF Summer 2010 (672 kb)
  Contents: CDC, UnitedHealth Group, and YMCA Announce Plans for a National Diabetes Prevention Program . . .Texas HMOs Recognized for Comprehensive Diabetes Care . . . Type 2 Diabetes: Prevention, Intervention, Outcomes (T2DM), September 25, 2010, South Padre Island . . . Federal High Risk Pool Program Effective This Summer . . .Training and Certification of Community Health Workers in Texas . . .State Diabetes Prevalence Among Youth Estimated at 0.3% . . .Helping teens and young adults assume responsibility for managing diabetes
PDF Winter/Spring 2010 (487 kb)
  Contents: TDC Publishes New A1c Target Range. . .Texas Diabetes Institute Announces 2010 Continuing Education Program Schedule. . .Assisting Patients Who Use Insulin in Obtaining a Commercial Driver's License. . .New Faith-based Education Resource Addresses Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease. . . New Web Banners for tdctoolkit.org. . .Results from the 2008 NDEP Survey of the Public's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Diabetes
PDF Fall 2009 (722 kb)
  Contents: 5th Edition Diabetes Tool Kit Available Online and for Order. . .TDC Adopts New A1c Target. . .Latest Diabetes Prevalence and Mortality Data for Texas. . . New Diabetes Institute Reaches Out to South Dallas. . .Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease in the Primary Care Setting Webinar. . .TDC Launches New Web Site for Health Professionals. . .Web Videos Start Conversations About Kidney Disease with Patients
PDF Summer 2009 (762 kb)
  Contents: TDC/Stark Diabetes Center Model of Community-based Diabetes Prevention and Control. . .Texas Lawmakers Address Diabetes Through New Legislation. . .Diabetes Care at School: Updated Guidelines for Training School Employees. . .Addressing Chronic Kidney Disease at the State Level. . ."Update in Managing Diabetes in Texas" Continuing Medical Education Program to be held in Tyler. . .TAMU/Corpus Christi Dean Appointed to TDC. . .LEANWorks! New Web Site for Employee Wellness . . .BRFSS Obesity Data
PDF Spring 2009 (1.3 mb)
  Contents: Diabetes and the 81st Legislature . . .HMO Recognition Program. . .NDEP Tools for Community Health Workers and Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities. . .Report from the 6th Annual Diabetes Summit. . .Texas Diabetes Institute's Continuing Education Program. . .Williamson County and Nacogdoches Awarded Obesity and Chronic Disease Prevention Grants . . .Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
PDF Winter 2009, Low Resolution (704 kb), Winter 2009, High Resolution (3.3 mb)
  Contents: TDC Plan to Prevent and Control Diabetes in Texas 2010-11. . .Family-focused Community Diabetes Projects Recognized . . .Dallas Diabetes Health Disparities Roundtable. . .Memorial Health System Pilot Program to Prevent Diabetes. . .6th Annual Diabetes Summit Scheduled . . .Self-Reported Pre-diabetes Estimates . . .Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
PDF Fall 2008 (841 kb)
  Contents: Diabetes Fact Sheet Update . . .Diabetes Burden Report. . . NDEP Podcast Series. . .Cost of Diabetes-Related Services Under Medicaid and CHIP. . .Jefferson County Receives Medicare Screening Project Grant. . ."Ask Medicare". . .Resources for Disaster Response. . .Online Videos Teach Diabetes Basics. . .Literature Updates from the TDC. . . Medicare Diabetes and Kidney Health Project
PDF Summer 2008 (867 kb)
  Contents: DSHS and Texas Renal Coalition launch "Love Your Kidneys" Campaign . . .San Antonio Metro Health Creates A1c Registry. . .A1C Goals and CVD Prevention. . .Systems Dynamics Modeling. . .Gallegos Recognized for Heart-Health Advocacy . . .2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet and County Level Diabetes Estimates. . .Best Practices Award. . .Appointment of Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force
PDF Spring 2008 (560 kb)
  Contents: New education video for law enforcement. . .Council recognizes HMOs. . .Advisory Committee for Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Program. . .Second Annual Seminar on Diabetes Management During a Disaster. . .TDC Promotes Diabetes Alert Day . . .Baylor College of Medicine designated an NIH Diabetes Center. . .Diabetes at Work offers CE on diabetes and depression
PDF Winter 2008 (629 kb)
  Contents: 5th Annual Diabetes Summit. . .Intensive Insulin Protocol Improves Glycemic Control and Outcomes for ICU patients. . .New TDC Members Appointed. . .Gateway Community Health Center Trains Community Health Workers. . .NDEP Materials for Asians/Pacific Islanders. . .AHRQ Publishes Summary Guides on Diabetes Medications.
PDF Fall 2007 (880 kb)
  Contents: Diabetes Fact Sheet update. . .Gonzalez Appointed TDC Chair. . .Community Diabetes Projects Announced. . .Consequences of Pre-Diabetes . . .Delivery System Redesign . . .New Eye Disease Brochures Available. . . 4th Edition of the Diabetes Tool Kit . . .World Diabetes Day. . .DiabetesAtWork
PDF Summer 2007 (372 kb)
  Contents: Update on the 80th Legislature . . .Outgoing TDC Members Acknowledged . . .2005 Community Diabetes Survey. . .US-Mexico Border Diabetes Forum. . .2006 Survey of Texas Insurance Plans. . .Improving Food Choices Under the Federal Food Stamp Program. . .Avoiding HBV Infection
PDF Winter / Spring 2007 (990 kb)
  Contents: State Plan for 2008-09. . . .Diabetes-related Bills for the 80th Texas Legislature. . . Partnership for a Healthy Texas. . .Challenge to Improve Flu Vaccination. . . .Resource Guide for Assessing Physical Activity and Adiposity in Children. . .Diabetes Fact Sheet. . . Amarillo CME Program . . .Chronic Kidney Disease on the Rise. . .Intensive Care Insulin Orders
PDF Fall 2006 (2 mb)
 

Contents: "Be S.A.F.E. from Diabetes" in South Texas. . . .TDC Medical Professionals Advisory Committee Announces New Members . . . Gateway Community Health Center Expands . . .Time Analysis of Average Clinic Visit for Patients with Diabetes . . .New Version of Texas Diabetes Tool Kit Available. . .SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study . . .Diabetes and Disasters . . .Texas Diabetes Summit Held in San Antonio . . .Governor Appoints New Council Members

PDF Summer 2006 (1.2 mb)
  Contents: Decreasing the Increase in End-Stage Renal Disease . . .Culturally Competent Care . . . Nerve Decompression and Diabetic Neuropathy . . .Hospital Costs for Diabetes . . .Border Counties Lead State in Amputations . . .Healthy People 2010 Targets for Diabetes Preventive Services . . .Plan for the Prevention of Obesity
PDF Spring 2006 (1.6 mb)
  Contents: Six Texas HMOs exceed average scores for comprehensive diabetes care . . .TDC patient education materials refreshed for spring . . .Lufkin Diabetes Summit . . .Texas Diabetes Program releases diabetes fact sheet . . .North Texas school bus driver saves life of student with diabetes . . .GovDelivery . . .Video helps police identify diabetes emergencies . . .Tips for storing insulin. . .New Beginnings . . .Make the Kidney Connection
PDF
Winter 2006 (1.2 mb)
 
Contents: Texas observes Diabetes Month. . .CDC Releases 2005 Fact Sheet. . . Council to recognize HMO performance. . .Screening for type 2 in kids. . .Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension expands diabetes outreach. . .AACE Striving for Better Control of A1c. . .Screening for overweight children . . .National Hispanic/Latino Diabetes Forum. . . Older adults given Power to Control Diabetes
PDF
Summer 2005 (501 kb)
 
Contents: Diabetes and the 79th Texas Legislature . . .PBS series looks at better patient care. . . How societal trends affect childhood. . .What Medicare Modernization means for diabetes . . .Travel tips for people who have diabetes
PDF
Spring 2005 (1.4 mb)
 
Contents: TDC partners with Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal . . .79th Texas Legislature considers diabetes bills . . . Equipment, supplies, medication, and self-management training: What's covered?. . .Customized professional education
PDF
Winter 2005 (1.6 mb)
 
Contents: Diabetes on the US-Mexico border. . .79th Legislature . . .Disease management for Medicaid patients. . .HHS takes action on diabetes. . .A closer look at childhood obesity. . .Diabetes and distress
PDF
Fall 2004 (976 kb)
 
Contents: New funds support child health . . .Adiposity or inactivity-Which predicts diabetes?. . .NDEP targets the diabetes team. . .Survey shows need for culture-based prevention
PDF
Summer 2004 (633 kb)
 
Contents: High cost of obesity . . .insulin resistance in pediatric patients . . . Texas diabetes facts . . . diabetic retinopathy . . . blood pressure climbing in youth
PDF
Spring 2004 (751 kb)
 
Contents: Texas Round-Up . . .new diabetes video . . . lifetime risk for diabetes . . .Medicare, Medicaid revises definition of diabetes. . .OPRA. . . school health programs
PDF
Winter 2004 (647 kb)
 
Contents: TDC approves aggressive A1C target. . .Valley collaborative. . . nurse-directed care improves outcomes. . .solitary pancreas implant. . .lose weight and keep it off . . .school health guide . . . reports on preventable hospitalizations
PDF
Summer 2003 (423 kb)
 
Contents: New algorithms . . .Pediatric diabetes research . . . Epi update . . .Learn about disease management . . .How to manage diabetes in the workplace
PDF
Winter 2003 (162 kb)
 
Contents: Strategic plan. . .Diabetes CME. . Legislative agenda. . .Building the team for diabetes care. . .Governor launches diabetes education initiative. . .Commission for the Blind offers treatment program. . .Vibrio vulnificus.
PDF
Summer 2002 (101 kb)
 
Contents: Physical activity and schools. . .Diabetes CME. . .Readership survey . . .Diabetes Prevention and Control Initiative outreach . . .Public awareness for women . . .Treatment of high blood pressure . . .New diabetes algorithms . . .Kidney Health statistics . . .Medicare expands coverage of foot care and eye exams . . .Pre-diabetes. . ."Hot Topics in Diabetes Care" CME.
PDF
Summer 2001 (200 kb)
 
Contents: The 77th Texas Legislature looks at diabetes. . .US-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project. . .National Cholesterol Education Program. . . Pediatric Diabetes Symposium . . .New videotape of diabetes experts
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Winter 2001 (101 kb)
 
Contents: The Texas Diabetes Council outlines it's state plan for 2002/2003 . . .Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents . . .Texas Diabetes Fact Sheet 2001 . . . Afternoon blood tests may miss diabetes . . .Managed Care Work Group reorganizes . . .Diabetes Pilot Program to accept Bexar County enrollees through June 2001

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Last updated October 23, 2013