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    GMI & Calculator

    IDC, JAEB and others proposed a standard metric term called GMI (Glucose Management Indicator). On the AGP report we calculate it for you (upper left corner), but if you want to try it out - see link to the JAEB calculator (https://www.jaeb.org/gmi/).

    GMI is an estimate of A1c based on average glucose, ideally based on 14 or more days of glucose data, from a period of time when you are doing your "normal" diabetes self care. Trust us when we tell you not to use your average glucose from your vacation cruise (we know the dessert buffet is hard to resist). The GMI may be the same, higher, or lower than a lab A1c for a lot of reasons; how your body reacts to glucose, how long your red blood cells live, or even if you have been sick, stressed, or on vacation. GMI is a quick way to see approximately what your lab A1c would be in the future if you kept doing what you have been doing over the past 2 weeks for another 3 months.

    Scientific description from the authors: "Glucose Management Indicator (GMI) - indicates the average A1C level that would be expected based on mean glucose measured in a large number of individuals with diabetes. Mean glucose ideally is derived from at least 14 days of CGM data. The GMI may be similar to, higher than, or lower than the laboratory A1C. Differences between the GMI and the laboratory-measured A1C may reflect differences among individuals in the lifespan of red blood cells or how glucose binds to red blood cells or could occur due to a recent, short term fluctuation in glucose control."

    International Diabetes Center Professional Training Programs

    Staying current with the rapidly changing field of diabetes treatment and technologies is challenging. The IDC Professional Training Team has created innovative learning experiences for health professionals and industry professionals to meet this challenge.

    • Professional Education Programs:
    • Our Training Team develops and delivers a wide range of continuing education programs for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, pharmacists, students and interns. Held on-site in Minneapolis, these programs combine formal presentations with hands-on experience, case studies, and networking opportunities. Programs are based on current research and evidence-based practice, and are taught by experienced faculty active in diabetes research, education and care. To learn more, visit: www.parknicollet.com/cme/diabetes.

    • Industry Professional Training Programs:
    • Our programs can help your team develop understanding and confidence regarding diabetes care by providing customized education that meets your training objectives. Our team is experienced in creating innovative learning experiences that combine formal presentations, case studies, interviews with patients and providers, and activities that your team will find invaluable. Our pre- and post-program evaluations have demonstrated improvement in knowledge, skills and confidence. One such program, the Diabetes Technology Symposium for clinical professionals is a one day program held at IDC. The DM Technology Symposium is designed for clinicians, who are comfortable using current diabetes technology, but wanting to stay on the cutting edge. To learn more contact: Gregg Simonson, PhD, Director of Professional Training and Consulting at 952-993-3830 or gregg.simonson@parknicollet.com.

    International Diabetes Center Patient-Education Resources For more than 25 years, International Diabetes Center has been creating innovative patient-education resources. Our practice-based publications are created, tested, and refined by providers and educators in real-world clinical settings.

    Clinical Care Guidelines As a leader in diabetes care, education and research, IDC has developed guidelines to help health care staff meet their clinical care goals. The practical, step-by-step approach outlined in these evidence-based guidelines provides the information needed to implement standardized care processes and to improve outcomes. Currently IDC has nine guidelines covering topics including: starting and adjusting insulin, treating hypoglycemia, preparation for diagnostic procedures and flight travel. 

International Diabetes Center Consulting

IDC has a proven record of helping hundreds of health care organizations, including the Indian Health Service, improve outcomes in diabetes care and education. Diabetes Connections, our three-phase consulting program, includes an organizational assessment, evidence-based training and extensive follow-up. Through clinically proven Staged Diabetes Management guidelines and algorithms, skill building and sharing of strategies to integrate diabetes care and education, IDC helps health care organizations develop a systematic approach to treating diabetes. For more information contact Gregg Simonson, PhD, Director of Professional Training and Consulting at 952-993-3830 or gregg.simonson@parknicollet.com.