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National Diabetes Prevention Program :: Kentucky


Kentucky is approaching diabetes prevention by creating awareness of prediabetes treatment options, educating employers about evidence-based lifestyle programs, such as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and exploring opportunities for it to be offered as a covered benefit. The KY Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) developed a heath care provider toolkit and implemented awareness campaigns geared towards health care providers and diabetes educators. Presentations on prediabetes/diabetes prevention and the toolkits were provided throughout the state at continuing education trainings. Kentucky is working with both the state government and the private sector to present the business case of offering DPP as a covered benefit for state and other employees. Additionally, Kentucky is advocating for DPP to be a reimbursable benefit under Kentucky's Medicaid program.

Theresa Renn, RN, CDE
Kentucky Department of Public Health

Janice Haile, RN, BSN, CDE
Kentucky Department of Public Health

State Project Resources

Diabetes Educators Toolkit Materials
Employer/Business Toolkit Materials
Resource for Talking/Engaging with Employers
Provider Toolkit Materials  
Resources for Talking with Providers
Community Awareness Materials 

Resources Developed by Other Organizations and Used in KY Toolkits

National Diabetes Education Program Materials 
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Capstone Summit Materials

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