Healthcare Providers + Systems
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-third of patients over the age of 18, and half over age 65, likely have prediabetes. And yet, nearly 90% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes can occur in less than 5 years, but type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. The National DPP is not another fad diet or wellness program – it is an evidence-based (and cost-effective!) program that has proven results! The National DPP fits in exceptionally well with today’s healthcare landscape by moving towards preventive health services, as opposed to management and control.
Additional Information and Resources
What can healthcare providers and systems do to prevent diabetes?
1. Increase your organization’s knowledge of prediabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Make sure to understand and assess your individual organization’s needs and opportunities related to diabetes prevention.
2. Screen and test patients for prediabetes if they are at risk; and…
a. Refer patients to current CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program sites if they prediabetes; OR
b. Explore implementing National Diabetes Prevention Programs within your organization. Follow the steps on the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program website.
4. Monitor and track the impact of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in your organization.
5. Promote the program in every way that you can! Help us scale and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Nebraska!
Together we can prevent diabetes in our state!
In the winter of 2016, the Nebraska Medical Association devoted their member magazine to highlighting the work being done in Nebraska to promote the awareness of prediabetes, as well as the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
To download a copy of the magazine, click here.