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Date: 6/22/2017
Subject: Virginia Diabetes Council June Newsletter
From: Virginia Diabetes Council

Virginia Diabetes Council June Newsletter

News from the Virginia Diabetes Council

Revised Diabetes Medical Management Plan Form

The Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) form provides guidance to schools regarding the medical treatment required for a child with diabetes during their time in school. After the posting of the new DMMP form, we received notification from the Virginia Department of Education that there had been some concerns regarding the signature page that did not meet the law in Virginia. To rectify that Tracy White from the Department of Education worked with DOE staff to modify the document. The new document has new language and only requires a signature on the last page. There were also some minor modifications in the Physical Activity section as well. For those offices that are using the form outside of Virginia you may continue to use the original form posted. The new form is posted on with the notation DOE corrected version.  

We recognize that this is an inconvenience, unfortunately it is beyond our control. Hopefully the new format will make life a bit easier for everyone and meets the needs of the school systems and the endocrinology offices. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Gold at Once again we want to thank the committee for all of their hard work in getting the proper form together. We encourage feedback in the use of the form and are always gathering information that will make this process easier for everyone.

We also want to notify you that the Virginia Diabetes Council intends to make this Workgroup much more active this year especially in the area of advocacy. We depend on all of you to make this workgroup active and engaged in issues involving children in the school setting. To join the VDC School and Children Workgroup contact Alexa Painter at

Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education
Lifestyle Coach Training for CDC’s National DPP

Schedule for Fall 2017

September 7-8 2017

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23188

November 30-December 1, 2017

University of Virginia
Fontaine Research Park-Aurbach Building
450 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

This training is open to individuals who are affiliated with organizations that have or will apply for CDC pending recognition. Otherwise, there are no professional or educational requirements for becoming a Lifestyle Coach.

Cost: $500 (includes training curricula and lunch)


CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Question and Answer Column

Do you have questions regarding the National Diabetes Prevention Program? Over the next few months we will feature a column that addresses questions about the program. Joyce Green Pastors, MS, RD, CDE, one of our VDC board members, participated in a webinar on May 24th for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about diabetes prevention. We thank them for sharing information from this webinar with us.

First let’s begin by defining the terms.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was the research trial led by the National Institutes of Health with financial and scientific expertise from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others.

National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is the overarching program/framework for implementation of the lifestyle change intervention for those with prediabetes/high risk for type 2 diabetes.

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) refers to the new Medicare Part B benefit for the National DPP lifestyle change intervention for eligible Medicare beneficiaries.

Q. What is the difference between the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program?

A. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is the overarching program/framework for implementation of the lifestyle change intervention for those with prediabetes/high risk for type 2 diabetes. The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) refers to the new Medicare Part B benefit offering coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change intervention for eligible Medicare beneficiaries. Programs must have recognition by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deliver the MDPP benefit.

Q. Is it mandatory for lifestyle groups to be certified for program accreditation and Medicare reimbursement?

A. Medicare will require NDPP programs to have full CDC recognition (administered by the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, part of the National DPP) to be eligible to enroll in Medicare as Medicare Suppliers. CMS may consider another category of recognition that would be addressed in future rulemaking.

Q. Will Medicare pay for the program participants that are in the pending recognition status?

A. Pending recognition status is the initial application process for CDC diabetes prevention program recognition (DPRP) for the NDPP. A program with pending recognition is not eligible for Medicare payments. Medicare will be requiring organizations to have Full CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Recognition to enroll as Medicare Suppliers. CMS is considering another category of recognition which would be addressed in future rulemaking

News from Our Partners

Diabetes State Burden Toolkit and Virginia Data Portal

Are you interested in finding out how diabetes affects individuals in Virginia? Are you applying for grant funding, writing a business case for a diabetes or diabetes prevention program. Data about diabetes can help you in this effort. The Centers for Disease Control have developed a Diabetes State Burden Toolkit. The toolkit provides data regarding health burden, economic burden, and mortality for diabetes. The health burden section will provide data on heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputation. The economic burden provides data related to total medical cost by service, type, and payment source; cost of lost productivy because of work absenteeism, working while ill, and inability to perform household tasks, diabetes-related disability and diabetes-related deaths. Mortality provides data on cause specific deaths, healthy life years lost, and quality-adjusted life in years lost.

In addition the Virginia Department of Health has created a data portal that provides data by health district and by county. This data portal was developed to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Virginia. This portal is a comprehensive source for community health assessment, public, and population health data. Each data portal page provides interactive data at the most granular level available. You may obtain the most recent data available; and many indicators are being updated with data from 2015.

Coming soon, an updated Virginia Diabetes Burden Report, prepared by the Virginia Diabetes Council.

Free Diabetes and Prediabetes Training for Community Health Workers

Do you work with clients that have diabetes or prediabetes? Do you want to learn more about these conditions so you may help your clients? Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with MCD Communities a division of Medical Care Development, Inc. is now offering free access to an online training program. The training program complements the Community Health Worker core competency training by providing community health workers additional education, skill building, and access to resources for prevention, management, and improved self-management of chronic conditions. In an effort to improve understanding of these chronic conditions the MCD Virginia Community Health Workers Public Health Training is now being made available for anyone serving clients in Virginia. To access the training program follow these steps:

Go to
1. Access and/or create a Train Virginia account, you will receive a user name and password.
2. Log into TRAIN and enter course number 1071246
3. When you click on step 2, to register you will see this message
"This content provider requires registration and/or a fee outside of this website."
To proceed to the provider's website please click "Continue”
4. Click continue, to access the MCD registration page. Your Virginia address provides you FREE access to enter the training.

There are 5 modules available: CHWs and Chronic Conditions Overview, High Blood Pressure/PreHypertension and Hypertension, Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Asthma.

Expanding the Spectrum of Diabetes Care
October 12 5:30–8 PM
October 13 7:30 AM–4:00 PM
Virginia AADE Coordinating Body State Meeting

The Place at Innsbrook
4036-C Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

The Virginia Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators is providing an opportunity for Diabetes Educators and those interested in diabetes education to update their knowledge regarding all aspects of the diabetes spectrum, including diabetes prevention, technology, medications, and psychological needs. Attendees will:

1. Discuss the state of diabetes prevention program in Virginia.

2. Discuss how new medications and technologies are utilized to improve glycemic control.

3. Construct an optimal therapeutic regimen for patients with diabetes to achieve optimal individualized goals.

4. Discuss the psychological impact of diabetes on an individual diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

Program and Registration

AADE Member Early Registration by 8/12/17: $60

AADE Member after 8/12/17: $75

NON-AADE Member Early registration by 8/12/17: $85

NON-AADE Member after 8/12/17: $100



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Contact Information: Kathy Gold, RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE, Editor
Virginia Diabetes Council