Moving Toward Health Equity for the LGBTQ Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face health disparities that are connected to stigma, discrimination, and denial of civil and human rights. This training will explore the mental and physical effects of these phenomenon on the LGBTQ community, such as higher rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, suicide, cancer, homelessness, and violence and […]

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EveryONE Project toolkit

In its first major announcement for The EveryONE Project, the AAFP has compiled an initial screening toolkit to help you recognize and respond to various social factors that impact the health of your patients. As you know, the social determinants of health aren’t always related to poverty level or socioeconomic status. Screening questions are vital […]

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Understanding your Numbers

What you should know about managing your Type 2 Diabetes. Understanding Your Numbers. Type 2 diabetes can lead to other serious problems like heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney or eye problems. The good news is that keeping blood glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure, and cholesterol on target can help you prevent or delay these […]

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Risk Stratification in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Risk Stratification in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). The population health goal of risk stratification is to compile a prioritized list of patients ordered by the level of risk and the reason for the risk. Risk stratification is an important element of population health management, particularly in patients with type […]

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Motivational Interviewing

Using Motivational Interviewing for patients with diabetes. The basic approach to interactions in motivational interviewing is captured by the acronym OARS (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflective listening, and Summaries). See examples of how to use OARS in patients with type 2 diabetes. Learn four ways to tailored motivational interviewing to match the patient’s level of self-efficacy […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Change Your Life

What you should know about managing your Type 2 Diabetes. Lifestyle changes can change your life. Eating healthy and being active are key to managing your type 2 diabetes. Balance what you eat and your activity level. Added tips for healthy eating, Top 10 Diabetes Superfoods, and tips for healthy eating: grains and starchy vegetables. […]

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Health Literacy and Numeracy

Understanding Health Literacy and Health Numeracy. Understand important success factors in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Numeracy and literacy independently predict the ability of patients with Diabetes to Identify Out-of- Range test results. Inadequate health literacy/numeracy is a major challenge in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes self-management requires both knowledge of what to do […]

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Group visits for patient with Type 2 Diabetes

What is a Group Visit and what are the benefits? Group Visits, or shared medical appointments, are a form of outpatient care that combines medical care, patient education, and patient empowerment in a group setting.2 In a Group Visit, patients meet as a group under the guidance of 1 or more clinicians. For appropriate patients, […]

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