April 2016 Newsletter

The DPAC Full Membership meeting is May 5th at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University in East Lansing. The meeting will be from 8:30 - 3:00.

The DPAC meeting will include three structured networking sessions and presentations by three speakers, including:
  • Nancy Lysdahl, RN, BSN, CDE, from Hellen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids who will speak on Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care.
  • Beth Roszatycki, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA) and Peggy Sczepanski, Dow Chemical Company, who will speak on The MiHIA Prevention Project: Building Partnerships with Physicians, Health Systems, Employers and the Community.
  • Fred Goff, Tai-Chi/QiGong Instructor at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson County Medical Care Facility, who will speak on and demonstrate Tai Chi and Mindful Meditation for Diabetes.

JDRF 9th Annual TypeOneNation Summit – Saturday, May 14th

The JDRF May 14th summit will be held at Wayne County Community College in Belleville, just minutes from Metro Airport and IKEA. It is an educational and networking summit for persons living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), their families, and the healthcare community. Whether you are a family dealing with a new diagnosis, or an adult living with T1D for 50 years, you are assured to find value in this unique opportunity.

There is no cost to attend the summit, but registration is required.

Visit the JDRF chapter website at jdrf.org/michiganeast/events/9th-annual-typeonenation-summit/ for details.

AADE Spring Conference – Saturday, May 21

Change Makers – Being the Difference in an Evolving World of Diabetes Management
7:30 -4:30
17123 Laurel Park Dr. North
Livonia, MI 48152

Call to reserve room, block of 10 being held at $109/night. Hotel web site: www.ihg.com
  • Program description: Attendees will learn about DSME as an evidenced based intervention and be provided with professional resources and information about growth opportunities within the diabetes education field.
  • Target Audience: Health care professionals including, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, care managers, social workers, who interact professionally with diabetes patients to provide essential knowledge and skills needed for self-management.

Diabetes Prevention Updates

HHS Announces Medicare Coverage Eligibility for Diabetes Prevention Program: On March 23, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a community-based lifestyle modification model targeted to people with prediabetes, will be eligible for Medicare coverage.

The independent Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) released a report certifying that expanding the model would reduce net Medicare spending. This marks the first time that a preventive service model from the CMS Innovation Center is eligible for expansion into the Medicare program.

National PSA Campaign for Prediabetes
To raise awareness around prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered with the Ad Council to launch the first national public service advertising (PSA) campaign about prediabetes. This campaign utilizes media, print and PSAs and recently launched on January 21, 2016.

Watch for billboards in Michigan. The "call to action" of this campaign is for the consumer to take the diabetes risk test at www.doihaveprediabetes.org.

On this website, the consumer can also learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and how to lower risk for type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes. To view the media in this campaign, visit www.youtube.com/channel/UCFG5XgDdJHkz2aW7UJ2jn7A.

Diabetes Management Updates

In February, the AADE released their position statement on management of children with diabetes in the school setting. The statement is available at www.diabeteseducator.org/news-publications/aade-news/position-statement-management-of-children-with-diabetes-in-the-school-setting

The FDA has released added new warnings for saxagliptin: www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm494252.htm

The FDA has also revised warnings on the use of metformin for people with reduced kidney function: www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm493244.htm

New Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Atlas Updated
CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation has updated the Diabetes State Atlas with innovative features. Users can now view diabetes surveillance data and trends while on the go with any mobile device. In addition to containing the latest state-level data, the atlas (for the first time) presents estimates for the percentage of adults who reported taking a test to measure for diabetes or high blood sugar in the past 3 years. To view the Atlas, visit gis.cdc.gov/grasp/diabetes/DiabetesAtlas.html

New National Diabetes Prevention Program Website!
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is pleased to announce the release of its newly redesigned website. Based on user input, the new site highlights the information all users want front and center on the home page and provides success stories and testimonials. The site also includes special sections for organizations who offer or are considering offering the National DPP lifestyle change program, health care providers, employers and insurers, and people who want to know more facts and figures related to the program. Visit this website at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html