Resource Criteria

DiabetesLocal provides individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes, their caregivers, and health care professionals comprehensive listings of current, professionally screened, locally accessible resources and services to support diabetes self-management.  Our intent is to support and educate DiabetesLocal users to utilize locally accessible resources that will improve their self-management through awareness, understanding and application of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Self-Care Behaviors (AADE7™).

A healthcare professional reviews each resource submission using the following criteria to ensure appropriateness.  The individual submitting a resource is notified if the resource does not meet the defined criteria.  Questions, concerns, or comments on our process may be directed to DiabetesLocal via Contact Us.

A RESOURCE is a service or product that may assist and promote an individual in their self-management of their disease.

Resources should promote self-management by assisting individuals to: accurately monitor their blood glucose levels; engage in physical activity; adopt healthy eating behaviors; cope with emotional and physical challenges; reduce their risk of developing complications and/or engage in self-management education.

  1. Resources must be locally accessible.
  2. Professional resource services must have a relevant specialty certification or relevant license for the service provided.
  3. Resources must be able to back up claims regarding benefit to the treatment of diabetes.
  4. Questionable resources and services are submitted to a voluntary clinical advisory board for review.
  5. Resources should be kept current, please keep your resource information updated.
  6. Resources will be required to review the content of their submission on a yearly basis.  Email reminders will be sent to all users to update their resource information.

 

3/06/2011

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