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Date: 8/29/2017
Subject: VDC August 2017 Newsletter
From: Virginia Diabetes Council

Virginia Diabetes Council August 2017 Newsletter

News from the Virginia Diabetes Council

Important Dates: 

Virginia Diabetes Council Meeting: September 22
AADE Virginia State Meeting: Expanding the Spectrum of Diabetes Care:  October 12-13
Life Style Coach Training Charlottesville, VA:  November 30 - December 1

Virginia Diabetes Council Meeting

September 22 12 – 3:15 PM

Henrico County Regional Library -Tuckahoe

1901 Starling Dr, Henrico, VA 23229
Register today!

Diabetes Prevention

Listening Session for the Proposed 2018 DPRP Standards

If you were unable to participate in the webinar here are the slides and the link to the recording with full audio  Details for obtaining a copy of the proposed 2018 DPRP Standards are available on the Federal Registry Notice until September 12, 2017:

Link to webinar

 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.

When do you apply for the MDPP NPI number?

Organization who want to deliver the MDPP benefit will need to provide a list of coaches and their NPIs when they apply to enroll as a Medicare Supplier. Organizations can apply for Medicare Supplier enrollment if the NDPP program has already obtained full CDC Recognition.

How do you become a Master Trainer?

As of the date of the webinar, there are three organizations (Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center at Emory University, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Diabetes Prevention Support Center of the University of Pittsburgh) that currently provide Master Training. The minimum required qualifications for application to a Master Trainer Program are:

- Previous completion of Lifestyle Coach Training from a CDC-recognized national provider

- Affiliation with an organization that has pending or full CDC recognition

- Successful delivery and experience with the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Some of the organizations also require the applicant to be a health care professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field or if not, substantive experience.

There is an application form to be completed, letters of recommendation from a supervisor or a professional who can provide information about your experience and performance in delivery of a lifestyle change program, and often a phone interview. Successful applicants attend a 2-day training, similar to the Lifestyle Coach Training Program, to become qualified to become a Master Trainer. The fees range from $1500-$1650 which includes the training and the membership/agreement fee for post-training technical assistance and licensing of the training materials. Master Trainers can train lifestyle coaches in their own and partner organizations.

9. Can RDNs in private practice order blood tests for diabetes screening?

The Academy recommends that RDNs refer to the Comprehensive Scope of Practice Resource for the RDN which can guide the RDN to the resources and options that can be used to evaluate whether the RDN can safely and effectively provide an expanded practice skill and advance individual practice.

Case Study: Initiating Orders for Nutrition-Related Laboratory Tests for RDNs Practicing in Hospital, Ambulatory and Private Practice Settings

Academy Store:

Quality Management Webpage:


 Diabetes Self-Management Education Services

Seeking Diabetes Education Program Directors

We need you to join the Virginia Diabetes Council DSME workgroup.  The Virginia Department of Health is funding a number of opportunities to promote Diabetes Education and we need you at the table.  The time commitment is minimal - approximately 1 hour a month for a conference call.  We have a number of sub-committees – advocacy, marketing, community health workers, and mentoring.  If you are not able to participate appoint a staff member to be a part of the group.  The VDC is working hard to expand and support Diabetes Self-Management Education Services throughout Virginia, be a part of the solution.  To join contact Alexa Painter at

CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) Webinar: Taking Charge! Evidence-Based Self-Management Programs

Approximately half of all adults in the United States have a chronic health condition – including conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease and cancer account for almost half of all deaths, arthritis is the leading cause of disability, and diabetes can result in serious complications such as kidney disease and lower limb amputation. Managing chronic disease is of particular concern for beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage and the providers and plans that serve them.  For example, 72 percent of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees have three or more chronic conditions, compared to 65 percent of other Medicare enrollees.  

Engaging individuals with chronic disease in managing their conditions is an important component of delivering person-centered care and controlling the costs and health consequences of poorly controlled chronic illness. This webinar will provide an overview of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs and highlight how these programs can help plans and providers work with patients to take charge of their conditions.  Join us to learn more!

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Featured Speakers:

·         Kate Lorig, DrPH, Director, Stanford Patient Education and Research Center

·         Kristie Kulinski, MSW, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living

·         April Holmes, MSEd, Coordinator of Prevention Programs, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

·         Program participant, TBD

To register go to,

  For individuals who will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email to request dial-in information.

Video Promoting Diabetes Self-Management Education Services

The Virginia Diabetes Council has created a 30 second and 15 second video to promote diabetes education services. This video could be used by health systems to promote diabetes education, healthcare professional offices and as a public service announcements. If you are interested in viewing the video or have suggestions where we may display it please contact

Diabetes in Schools

Diabetes in School Workgroup

The Diabetes in School Workgroup will have a breakout session at the VDC and Workgroup Meetings Henrico County Library-Tuckahoe Branch 1901 Starling Drive Henrico VA 23229  September 22, 2017, 12:00-3:15 (12:00-1:00 general meeting, 1:00-3:15  subcommittee/workgroup meetingRegistration
This workgroup will continue it work with the school forms, participate in advocacy efforts and begin to develop a scope of work for 2017-2018.  If you are interested in joining this workgroup please contact Alexa Painter at

Importance of Communication and Planning for the School Year

Are you working with children with diabetes?  Are you a school nurse, Endocrine Today has published an excellent article "Communication, careful planning ensure students with diabetes can succeed in school"


Expanding the Spectrum of Diabetes Care

Sponsored by the Virginia AADE Coordinating Body

October 12 5:30–8 PM

October 13 7:30 AM–4:00 PM

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. Register today


Resources from the American Association of Diabetes Educators

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has developed simple referral forms to assist healthcare professionals make referrals to Diabetes Education Self-Management Services and Medical Nutrition Therapy.  They have also provided a summary of DSMES and MNT benefit requirements.  These resources are available on their website to be used by physicians and other qualified non-physician practitioners in making referrals for diabetes education services to improve access and education to individuals with diabetes. 

Diabetes Services Order Form (PDF), designed to make it easy for physicians to refer for DSMT and MNT.

Background Information on the Diabetes Services Order Form (PDF), which provides a summary of DSMT and MNT benefit requirements, as well as examples of how they can be coordinated for qualifying Medicare recipients. 

AADE Prevention Network

The AADE Prevention Network offers access to a cloud-based, HIPPA Compliant, SSI Certified and password protected system database for a diabetes prevention program.  They have created a dashboard with live analysis of organization, cohort, site and participant level data views.  Allowing for easy reporting and exporting into the CDC report format. The network provides participant charting, uses the CDC elements, as well as insurance and physician and insurance referral information.

Diabetes Empowerment Foundation

Nicole Johnson and Lorraine Stiehl have co-authored What To Do When Your Partner Has Diabetes: A Survival Guide.  This book provides practical information on what it is like to live with someone with diabetes, as stated in the review – the good the bad and the ugly.  Nicole Johnson, the former Miss America, and the individual who convinced the Virginia legislature that glucometers should be paid for by insurance is the Chairman of the Board of the Diabetes Empowerment Foundation. 

For those that work with individuals living with diabetes, we recognize the importance of family support in order for an individual to successfully self-manage their diabetes.  Nicole and her colleagues have also developed a Clinical Guide to the Partner Diabetes Distress Scale Clinical Guide to the Partner Diabetes Distress Scale which may be helpful for your practice.

Diabetes Series Live

Are you looking for continuing education credits and increase your knowledge about diabetes. Register and view a variety of on demand educational programs such as Concentrated Insulins in Clinical Practice: Pharmacology and Treatment Designs presented by Richard Beaser, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Diabetes and Cardiovascular  Disease: What are the Issues, presented by Donald E. Cutlip, Richard Beaser,MD, Vivan A Fonseca, MD, Cardiovasular Disease and Diabetes Medications: Applying Trial Outcomes to Clinical Practice presented by Michael Rocco, MD, Richard Beaser, MD, Stephen A Brunton,MD, Om P. Ganda, MD to site a few of the topics available.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Links to Facebook for Diabetes Prevention

Virginia Cooperative Extension Facebook page which will be used to promote diabetes messages, videos, and events.  If you have an event or have a Facebook page you may want to link your pages as programs across the state share information about the Balanced Living with Diabetes program and Diabetes Prevention programs.  Facebook is a great way to link your clients with educational programs that may assist them in the management of their diabetes and promote your programs as well.   Help us raise awareness of Diabetes self-management education services and diabetes prevention programs.


Join the VDC and make a difference in diabetes in Virginia contact Alexa Painter at
Contact Information: Kathy Gold, RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE, Editor
Virginia Diabetes Council