Senate File 2356 charged IDPH to develop a plan to coordinate care for individuals with diabetes who receive care through safety net providers. As a first step, focus groups were conducted with patients to determine the barriers that people with diabetes face. The Council has also finalized an Iowa Diabetes Issue Brief which will include initial recommendations concerning issues that have quickly become high priority while working on the diabetes care plan.
Additionally, a Diabetes Clinical Subcommittee was created to provide input and make clinical recommendations for the diabetes care coordination plan. The Subcommittee has finalized 11 recommendations and a number of Iowa specific documents to be used in the clinic to manage and prevent diabetes, including a Diabetes Care Flowsheet , Diabetes Patient Action Plan, and an Algorithm for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.