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Find support for building a business case for your diabetes prevention strategy and creating a best of class program. Our collection of research, briefs, white papers and clinical guidelines will elevate your knowledge about prediabetes and diabetes prevention. Explore our case studies to learn best practices on implementing a National DPP lifestyle change program.

DISCLAIMER: THE CONTENT ON AMApreventdiabetes.org (referred to as the “AMA Prevent Diabetes Website”) IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE, OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE MEDICAL ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN.  SOME CONTENT SUGGESTIONS AND BUDGET TOOLS MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOUR PRACTICE OR PATIENTS, SO CONSULT YOUR LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVISER BEFORE DEPLOYING THEM.

Clinical identification and referral of adults with prediabetes to a Diabetes Prevention Program

The AMA partnered with the YMCA as part of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation demonstration project to develop and test quality improvement strategies to implement routine screening, testing, and referral of Medicare patients with prediabetes to DPPs at local YMCAs. The study determined that EMR systems used to identify eligible patients via a registry referred more people to the YMCA DPP than practices that used a point-of-care method alone or practices that used a combination of methods. While all approaches showed increased enrollment, point-of-care methods were most successful.

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Primary care providers' prediabetes screening, testing, and referral behaviors

Most primary care providers (PCPs) surveyed are unaware of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program or the Prevent Diabetes STAT toolkit. While 97% of respondents tested patients for prediabetes, only 27% screened for it. Those familiar with the toolkit were nearly four times likelier to screen for prediabetes and refer to a lifestyle-change program, highlighting the need for greater awareness.

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Medical care expenditures for individuals with prediabetes: The potential cost savings in reducing the risk of developing diabetes

A recent study on prediabetes and medical expenditures confirms that preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes can reduce annual health care costs by thousands of dollars per patient and generate large positive returns on investment (ROI) for health systems, insurers and employers.

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