First Annual Collaborative Wide Meeting Held in June

The Michigan Collaborative for Type 2 Diabetes (MCT2D) held our first collaborative wide meeting, welcoming members to a full-day networking and discussion event, held in Plymouth, Michigan on Friday, June 24th. Over 80 physician organization and practice unit representatives as well as members of our Patient Advisory Board joined our day’s proceedings. Sessions were recorded and are available to view below and in a YouTube video playlist.
Four accelerated practice sites—represented by Northern Michigan Care Partners, Medical Network One, Oakland Physician Network Services, and Henry Ford Hospital—presented on the lessons learned from their participating in the MCT2D CQI, including initial challenges, operationalizing solutions, implementation strategies, and tips for other member practices.
The MCT2D coordinating center provided key administrative updates, reflecting on the first year of the Collaborative. We welcomed keynote speaker, Dr. David Ludwig, MD, PhD, pediatric endocrinologist, Boston Children's Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics and researcher at Harvard Medical School, and author of the book "Always Hungry.” His lecture “Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic” is available.
Dr. Ludwig was introduced by MCT2D Patient Advisory Board member Frankie Bacarella.
MCT2D Lead Pharmacist Dr. Heidi Diez, PharmD with her patient and MCT2D Patient Advisory Board Member Suzanne.

2022 Collaborative Wide Meeting Recorded Sessions

Meeting Opening Marks

Accelerated Site Presentation: NMCP

Presented by Brandi Eisenga, BSN, RN & Beth Oberhaus, BSN, RN, MBA, PMP

Accelerated Site Presentation: OPNS

Presented by Peggy Best, RN

Introducing the Healthy Eating Jumpstart Program

Accelerated Site Presentation: Med Net One

Presented by Jessica Siewert, MPH, RDN CDCES Carrie Coleman, BSN, RN, CDCES

Keynote Presentation

“Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic” with Dr. David Ludwig, MD, PhD

Closing Remarks

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Support for the Michigan Collaborative on Type 2 Diabetes is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as part of the BCBSM Value Partnerships program. BCBSM’s Value Partnerships program provides clinical and executive support for all CQI programs. To learn more about Value Partnerships, visit Although Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Collaborative on Type 2 Diabetes work in partnership, the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by MCT2D do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of BCBSM or any of its employees.