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Browse this series of profiles showcasing real life and practical experiences of health care organizations that have successfully launched a National Diabetes Prevention program (or National DPP) lifestyle change program.

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Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, AMA Partner on Patient Registry

In collaboration with the American Medical Association, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital established a robust prediabetes registry designed to relieve clinical practice burden and ease the process of identifying patients and managing their prediabetes. The registry can serve as a model for health systems to be able to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes and get patients enrolled in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.  The registry provided physicians with a decision support to manage and monitor patients resulting in increased referrals and enrollments in the lifestyle change program.

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Physicians praise online diabetes prevention program: “Finally”

Access to diabetes prevention programs expanded to reach more patients as part of Intermountain Healthcare’s multi-faceted diabetes prevention strategy. The health care organization is currently offering its patients a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program exclusively online. Though the digital program participants reported positive outcomes. Intermountain Healthcare offers an in-person offering, Weigh to Health, as well as medical nutrition therapy and a 2 hour introduction to prediabetes for patients and families.

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Loma Linda University Health Program

Loma Linda University Health program aims to prevent prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes

Loma Linda University Health demonstrated the benefits of building a leadership team to implement a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.  Building on the system’s emphasis on lifestyle and prevention, it was motivated to establish an internal taskforce, develop a plan and secure funding to offer their first cohort.  Participants were recruited from four clinical departments. This multi-disciplinary team is essential to program development, implementation and sustainability.

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Intermountain's prediabetes effort signs up 10,000-plus patients

A one-size-fits-all approach to prediabetes treatment does not work for all patients. Intermountain Healthcare, headquartered in Salt Lake City, offers three pathways to help patients find the right journey toward preventing type 2 diabetes. Since 2013, more than 10,000 patients have completed one of three pathways for diabetes prevention at Intermountain.

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