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National Diabetes Month


Diabetes Alert Day

Tuesday, March 26, is Diabetes Alert Day. Diabetes is a serious but treatable disease, but one in four people with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Help your providers to start creating change! Take advantage of this day to encourage providers and their patients to learn about diabetes, take the diabetes risk test, and take control of their health.

Learn more about Diabetes Alert Day.

Take the diabetes risk test here.



This November for American Diabetes Month, Alliant Quality would like to bring attention to vision and eye health for aging adults, especially for those with diabetes. Thus we chose the theme “ Focus on Eye Health.” Below are some resources for patients and healthcare providers.

Toolkit from the NDEP - Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Optometry, and

CMS QPP Measure - Eye Exam is CMS Quality Measure ID #117: percentage of patients 18 - 75 years of age with diabetes who had a retinal or dilated eye exam by an eye care professional during the measurement period or a negative retinal or dilated eye exam (no evidence of retinopathy) in the 12 months prior to the measurement period. For more info see the CMS 2018 Resource Library

National Diabetes Month eye materials(National Eye Institute)
Diabetic Eye Disease toolkit (Spanish and English)
Aging and the Eye: complete list of resources (teaching modules, handouts, articles, fact sheets, infographics)
See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit – Purpose: to let older adults know what they can do to protect their vision Contents: slide presentations available as PDFs on related topics that could be stand-alone items at a health fair or part of an EDC class
Module 1 Making Vision a Health Priority
Module 2 Age-Related Eye Disease and Conditions Macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, and low vision
Module 3 Low Vision This is a slide presentation that provides an overview of low vision, including causes, symptoms, and treatment. The presentation also covers how vision rehabilitation services and assistive devices can help people with low vision maintain their independence and quality of life.
Living with Low Vision education module
Diabetic Eye Disease Self-Guided Module, This is available only online and has descriptive audio and captioning for the visually impaired.
Webpage: Age-Related Eye Diseases and Conditions
Handout: Healthy Vision Starts with a Dilated Eye Exam – explains what happens in a dilated eye exam
Handout: Everyone’s Vision Can Change with Age – states what changes are normal and what are not
Handout: Financial Assistance for Eye Care
Infographics on eye health
Video: National Eye Institute at 50: Leading the Fight Against Blindness
Video: Can lost sight be restored? Watch this video from the National Eye Institute


Home Health Quality Improvement campaign (HHQI) resources related to diabetes and eye care

Video Diabetes Self-Care (patient)

Additional Tests & Procedures (patient handout):


For Patients

Remind people with diabetes that they are the most important member of their diabetes care team, and that they should seek support from health care professionals, family, friends, and their community to successfully manage their diabetes.

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life Resource

You are the Center of Diabetes Care Team Video

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