Diabetes

The burden of diabetes continues to escalate, imposing a disproportionate toll on older adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and the poor.  Although numerous past clinical trials hold the key to promising intervention strategies that could improve health and reduce future healthcare expenditures, there remains a tremendous gap between this research and sustainable, real-world solutions that can improve health for all segments of our population.  The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine is home to nationally recognized programs of research that seek to translate, implement, and evaluate evidence-based policies and programs aiming to reduce the burden of diabetes and the progression of pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes.  Our research  focuses on the design and validation of sustainable approaches to address diabetes across multiple sectors, including communities, healthcare, and through environment and policy change.

 

Resources

Diabetes Link was created by Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and community partners for adult patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes who need to lose weight. It was a FREE telephone service that helps patients find and use community resources, like exercise classes, gyms and healthy cooking classes.

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Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Public Health

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As demonstrated in "Checking Your Blood Sugar," this diary can be used by patients to chart their glucose levels over the course of a day.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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This is a longer version of the blood sugar diary, on which patients can write down daily glucose levels for 14 days.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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A 22-page PDF for diabetes educators.

 

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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An introduction to diabetes and its causes. 5 minutes.

Part 1 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.  

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

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Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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What causes blood sugar to go up and down, how to keep it within the right range, and why it's important. 5 minutes.

Part 2 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How to check your blood sugar, by yourself and through your doctor. 6 minutes.

Part 3 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How diabetes can hurt the eyes, and how to prevent it. 3 minutes.

Part 4 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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How to care for your feet and avoid diabetic foot problems. 5 minutes.

Part 5 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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What blood pressure is, how to control it, and why it's important. 4 minutes.

Part 6 of a 7-part series discussing how diabetes is caused, how it affects the body, and how to live with it.

Our diabetes modules are designed to teach patients of all levels of literacy and education about the causes of diabetes, its treatment, and its effect on everyday life.  Each module is available as a video or as a printable PDF, in both English and Spanish.

Authoring Investigator(s): 

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor

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