Practice Transformation for Physicians & Health Care Teams

This resource is designed to help physicians, health professionals, and health care administrators across the country adapt to the changing system of health care delivery around diabetes. Practice change is essential to effectively manage diabetes, prevent its serious complications, and delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. This content is based on current, peer-reviewed literature and evidence-based clinical practice recommendations.

Understand Current State and Future of Diabetes Care

Find out how redesigning diabetes care delivery can benefit your practice and learn ways to coordinate with the team to improve care.

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Why Transform

Why health professionals and practices should consider redesigning diabetes care delivery.

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Defining Quality Care

To define quality in diabetes care and provide information on current diabetes-specific programs to improve care, which are often coupled with financial incentives.

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Team-Based Care

To introduce concepts and models of team-based care and provide useful resources for integrating these elements into practice.


Find Out How to Assess Your Practice

Use these tools and resources to assist you in performing a self-assessment that will provide a road map for change to meet current and future demands for diabetes care.


Implement Changes to Transform Your Practice

Gain insight from these topics to help make changes to your practice to improve patient outcomes.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the support of more than 200 partner organizations. This information is not copyrighted. The NIDDK encourages people to share this content freely.

We would like to thank:

Doron Schneider, MD, FACP, Task Group Chair; Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH; Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE; Marie Brown, MD, FACP James R. Dudl, MD; Carol Greenlee, MD, FACP, FACE; Joe Humphry, MD, FACP; Jodi Krall, PhD; Carline Oyadiran, MD; Kevin A. Peterson, MD, MPH, FRCS(Ed) FAAFP; Kathy Stroh, MS, RD, LDN, CDE.