In the past there has never been an effective way to help our Prediabetic patients prevent the progression to T2 diabetes.
Clearly just telling my patients to
"eat better and exercise more"
is not working!
Thanks to the AMA and CDC, now we have a solution!
The American Medical Association and the CDC are supporting physicians
in the treatment of Pre-diabetes.
In under 2-minutes this video shows how a practice similar to yours is screening their patients for Pre-diabetes to prevent the progression to diabetes.
In just 5-minutes this video shows how the CDC program works.
Randomized Controlled Trial Results
The AMA and the CDC urge you to prevent diabetes S.T.A.T.
The AMA is suggesting two optional ways to refer patients to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Which is best for you?
In videos the clinics each choose AMA identification method #1.
However, you may start by using AMA method #2 shown below.
DPP Research Study: People with prediabetes who took part in this structured lifestyle change program reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes (at average follow-up of 3 years).
And the lifestyle change program was nearly twice as effective as metformin.
* Many employers and insurers offer the lifestyle change program as a covered benefit.
Patients should check with their insurer or employer to see if the program is covered.