Diabetes Clinical Management and Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

February 22, 2018
11:00-12:30PM PST/ 2:00PM-3:30PM EST

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Diabetes affects more than 30 millions of Americans in the United States and health centers face many challenges in properly diagnosing and treating diabetes patients. These challenges are further compounded by social determinants of health such as homelessness and barriers to proper screening protocols. Join us for this fourth and final webinar of our Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Population: A National Learning Series focusing specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it.

This session will focus on providing up-to-date standards of the American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening diabetic patients with periodontal disease, clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes, the role of oral health and dental conditions for effective screening, and health center experiences in supporting patients in diabetes management. We will also be sharing successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness.

This series is pending accreditation by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) through Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN). This series is also accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through MCN. In order to receive continuing education units an evaluation will need to be submitted for each session. Please allow up to two weeks for continuing nursing certificates to be awarded and up to one month for continuing medical education certificates, as stated above approval through AAFP is pending.


  • American Diabetes Association
  • Jose Leon, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health and Public Housing 
  • Irene Hilton, Dental Consultant,National Network for Oral Health Access 
  • Tracy Tinker, RN/Case Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council 

Collaborating NCA Partner:

  • Darlene Jenkins, Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council 
  • Lauryn Berner, Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council 
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