When you had originally presented to the office,you presented with chronic numbness, tingling, burning,the hands and the feet. It limitedyour ability to walk, limited your ability to sleep, your ability to relax. We've completeda course of treatment here with the Davis neuropathy program, how have you done withthe treatment and how are you feeling today? I feel wonderful. I have to tell you thatthe treatment, I was on both programs. Before I came in, all that I knew that I had wasperipheral neuropathy after your exam, after you examined me. We found out that I had alsospinal stenosismy spine. I have followed your program, both of your programs, the DRSprogram and the peripheral neuropathy program,
and I am doing beautifully. I can now walkwithout assistance which I was having to hold my husband's hand or somebody's hand whenI was shopping or doing anything. I could not ive by myself. I feel like a whole personnow. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you here as apatient. What else would you like to have me tell you? If you have another questionI could certainly, I would like to tell a little bit about your people that you haveworking for you. They are wonderful, young, professional people. I don't know what kindof a program you put them on, but I love each and every one of them. They're an asset toyour office. Well thank you so much for the
kind words and we look forward to seeing youagain soon. You're welcome.
I am Pam Allweiss,an endocrinologist with the CDC Division ofDiabetes Translation. I would like to welcomeyou to this webinar. Today PPOD is not a vegetable;it's a wonderful team of passionate providers whohave come together to develop materials and a webinar toillustrate how team care for people with diabetescan become a reality. They energize all of us, and weare trying to walk the walk when
it comes to team care. You can see all oftheir bios on the screen. PPOD providers may bethe first person who sees somebody with diabetes. Our goal is to have teamcare on your radar screen. We are not trying to makeoptometrists into podiatrists. Some general points:The materials arethe public domain; no copyright.
Please copy as you wish;download themyour office. There are materials forproviders and for patients, which have been pilot tested inmany of our provider's offices. For instance, we have apatient checklist that has been developed and evaluatedby our PPOD providers, as well as by primarycare providers such as family practice docs,nurse practitioners, etc. Everything will be availableon the Web site, including
the slides and therecording of this webinar. At the end, we will answergeneral questions and, eventually, all questionsthat you submit to us will be answered. I have two requests: Pleasestay connected at the end and fill out the quick surveyabout today's webinar, and then please, please fillout the survey that will arriveyour boxa fewweeks to evaluate if there has
been any changehowyou practice team care. We really need theinformation to help us evaluate what we aredoing and to improve. Now, I would like to turn itover to Dennis Frisch. Thank you, Dennis. Frisch: Thank you,and thank you, everybody, for taking some time out of yourday to learn about team care. In this section, we are going tolearn about the NDEP, which is
the National DiabetesEduion Program, the scope of diabetesthe U.S., andthe PPOD team care approach: what it is andwhy it's important. So, what is the NDEP? The NDEP was established1997as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services. It was established to promoteearly diagnosis of diabetes, improve the management of thedisease and its outcomes, and