NDEP Webinar Series

The NDEP Webinar Series explores the latest advances and challenges in diabetes prevention and management. Webinars are designed to support the efforts of NDEP partners and other professionals who are working to improve diabetes treatment and outcomes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Webinar participants can interact with presenters through a moderated question and answer session and learn about related educational tools.

You can also view additional webinars from the CDC-NDEP.

Past Webinars

U.S. Ethnic Group Differences: DAWN2
Webinar - U.S. Ethnic Group Differences in Diabetes Self-Management, Family Support, and Social Change: DAWN2 Study and Implications for Practice
September 2016: Mark Peyrot, Ph.D. and Martha Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E., F.A.A.D.E. discuss the DAWN2 Study and implications for practice.

Webinar Video
Webinar Slides (PDF, 1.35 MB)
Webinar Transcript (PDF, 130.01 KB)
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Webinar - Are We Ready to Meet Today's Challenges with Diabetes Education: Plight or Promise?
May 2016: Linda Siminerio, Ph.D., R.N., C.D.E., Maggie Powers, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.E., and Joan Bardsley, M.B.A., R.N., C.D.E., F.A.A.D.E. share challenges with delivering diabetes self-management education and support, and how educators can develop innovative models for increased referrals and participation.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.02 MB)
Webinar Transcript (PDF, 401.98 KB)
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Webinar - Update on NIH’s Latest Clinical Research for Diabetes Prevention, Management and Obesity
November 2015: Mary Evans, Ph.D. summarizes the health benefits of modest weight loss and describes two large NIH-funded multi-center clinical trials designed to produce weight loss in overweight and obese individuals who are either at risk for or have diabetes.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Webinar Transcript (PDF, 377.6 KB)
Empowering Patients
Webinar - Empowering Patients To Take Their Medicine: What Can We Do?
October 2015: John Ryan, Dr.P.H. and Jennifer Bussell, M.D., F.A.C.P. discuss how achieving optimal medication-taking behavior is a collaborative process of communication and understanding between patients and their health care teams.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.58 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOCX, 80.33 KB)
TID Exchange
Webinar - Engaging the Disengaged Patient
May 2015: William Polonsky, Ph.D., C.D.E. explores what the busy health care professional can do to help patients address difficult obstacles such as diabetes distress, depression, and behavior change.

Webinar Video
Webinar Slides (PDF, 3.88 MB)
Webinar Transcript (PDF, 196.64 KB)
Shared Decision Making
Webinar - Using Shared Decision-Making to Empower Underserved Populations with Diabetes
March 2015: Monica Peek, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. and Linda Siminerio, R.N., P.H.D., C.D.E. describe the importance of shared decision-making, social and cultural barriers, and ways to enhance skills with vulnerable populations.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.07 MB)
Webinar Transcript (PDF, 228.24 KB)
Dawn2 Study
Webinar - The DAWN2 Study: Putting the Results into Your Practice
November 2014: Linda Siminerio, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., C.D.E. discusses the changing health care environment and how it is essential for diabetes educators to clearly establish and communicate their role in chronic-care management and the broader health care system.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.22 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOCX, 151.65 KB)
The Changing Role of Diabetes
Webinar - The Changing Role of the Diabetes Educator: Diabetes Education and U.S. Health Care 
November 2014: Linda Siminerio, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., C.D.E. discusses the changing health care environment and how it is essential for diabetes educators to clearly establish and communicate their role in chronic-care management and the broader health care system.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 7.16 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOC, 233.5 KB)
Insulin Toolbox
Webinar - The Insulin Toolbox: Understanding the Options
September 2014: Francine Kaufman, M.D. explains the different types of insulin and methods of delivery, and presents case studies to help health care professionals understand the factors influencing insulin therapy decisions.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.51 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOCX, 66.03 KB)
Explaining Urine Albumin
Webinar - Diet Counseling for People with Diabetes and Kidney Disease
May 2014: Andrew Narva, M.D. discusses the burden of chronic kidney disease due to diabetes in the U.S., lab tests for identifying and monitoring diabetic kidney disease and assessing risk for progression, and interventions to slow progression of the disease.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 3.45 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOC, 117 KB)
Nutrition Therapy
Webinar - Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for People with Diabetes
March 2014: Marion Franz, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E. reviews American Diabetes Association 2013 Nutrition Therapy recommendations and discusses the role of weight loss interventions in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOCX, 60.1 KB)
Using Plain Language
Webinar - Using Plain Language to Make Diabetes Messages Clear and Simple
November 2013: Wendy Mettger, M.A. explores low health literacy, why plain language can make a difference, barriers to comprehension, and strategies.

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Webinar Slides (PDF, 5.05 MB)
Webinar Transcript (DOCX, 48.69 KB)
Type 2 Diabetes in Youths
Webinar - Diabetes in Schools: Putting the Pieces Together for Successful Prevention and Management
August 2013: Francine Kaufman, M.D. and Leah Wyckoff, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., N.C.S.N. discuss research findings related to diabetes in children and adolescents and their implications.

Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.45 MB)
Cognitive Implementive Chart
Webinar - Addressing the Unique Needs of Older Adults with Diabetes
May 2013: Linda Haas, Ph.C., R.N., C.D.E. and Janet Miller, M.P.A. discuss the prevalence of diabetes among older adults and ways to help older adults with diabetes manage their disease and reduce their risk for complications.

Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Webinar - Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
February 2013: John Buse, M.D., Ph.D. and Mary Jo Mehelich, R.N., M.P.H. discuss the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease, research findings, and their implications.

Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.91 MB)