Improving Health Outcomes for People with Diabetes in Southeast Missouri (SEMO)

ECHO uses videoconferencing to connect an interdisciplinary team of experts with primary care providers. They collaborate in interactive case-based learning sessions to help primary care providers develop advanced skills and best practices. The SEMO Diabetes ECHO will help primary care providers improve:

  • Quality and capacity-building skills, education and awareness of the whole care team
  • Partnerships among non-traditional community members
  • Access to regional and community resources


How Does It Work?

Participants will join an interactive online video conference twice per month. They will share and discuss clinical cases related to such topics as: insulin treatment plans, individualized goals for self-management, oral agent algorithms, continuous glucose monitors, adolescent hyperglycemia, access to medications, lifestyle modifications, depression, cardiovascular risk reduction, neuropathy, quality improvement and American Diabetes Association guidelines.

What Does SEMO Diabetes ECHO Offer?

  • No cost CME for health care professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Topics for Evidence-Based Care Include:

  • Intro to SEMO Diabetes ECHO
  • Treatment Plan for Insulin
  • Oral Agents Algorithm
  • Access to Medications and Supplies
  • Do I Really Have to Stick My Finger: Individualized Goals
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Adolescent Hyperglycemia
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
  • Neuropathy
  • Quality Improvement
  • American Diabetes Association Guidelines

Meet Our Team

Betty Drees, MD, FACP, FACE, Endocrinologist, Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Steven Douglas, MD, Family Medicine Physician, St. Francis Medical Center, Ferguson Medical Group, East Prairie

Tripp Logan, PharmD, Pharmacist, L&S and Medical Arts, Pharmacies

Hollie Fodge, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator/Nurse, Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center

Terrico Johnson, BSW, Community Health Worker, Missouri Regional Bootheel Consortium

Cynthia Dean, BS, Community Partnership Liaison, Missouri Regional Bootheel Consortium

Rachelle Johnson, RD, LD, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Mississippi County Health Department

Jody Diebold, RD, LD, Dietician, Mississippi County Health Department

Download the flyer for this ECHO.

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.