If you have diabetes

Are you at risk for diabetes?

About the MDEP Coalition

The Massachusetts Diabetes Education Program (MDEP) Coalition is a statewide coalition based on the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) model. This unique MDEP Coalition has a communications program aimed at educating the public, and its members, regarding the important role that the coalition's providers play in diabetes management, education and prevention.

Coalition member pharmacist, podiatrist, optometrist and dental care (PPOD) professionals are often a primary point of care for people with type 2 diabetes. Working with primary care providers, these professionals play an important role in ensuring that diabetes care is continuous and patient centered. PPOD professionals educate people with diabetes about the disease, encourage them to practice self-management, provide appropriate treatment and refer those who require the care of other health professionals.

Click the play button below to watch the following video and learn how people with diabetes can avoid serious, diabetes related health problems such as blindness, foot amputations, drug interactions and heart disease.

For more information on the MDEP Coalition associations or to find a pharmacist, podiatrist, optometrist or dentist, click on the association logos or websites below.

MPhA MPMS
www.masspharmacists.org www.massdpms.org
MSO MDS
www.massoptom.org www.massdental.org
   
   

 

"If you have diabetes it's important to know your blood sugar level, blood pressure and cholesterol, and to review your medications with your pharmacist each year. It's also important to bring all your medicines and visit your optometrist and podiatrist at least once a year and your dentist every six months, to avoid serious, diabetes related health problems such as blindness, foot amputations, drug interactions and heart disease."