Daily Piece: Gaps in Diabetes Prevention

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has lead the way in diabetes diabetes prevention particularly in developing the standards for diabetes prevention programs. The American Diabetes Association additionally has made got strides in their online diabetes screening tools. Lifestyle changes (nutritional and physical activity) are vital for diabetes prevention. I know this personally as I had prediabetes previously, made significant lifestyle changes and my glucose is within normal. I also know the struggle in making changes in nutrition and increasing physical activity. The recent findings from National Health Interview Survey for 2016 and 2017 found significant gaps in advice provision and referrals to diabetes prevention programs. Diabetes prevention programs are covered benefit of Medicare and many commercial insurance plans. Many state health departments also have diabetes prevention programs. To learn more about the survey results and diabetes prevention programs, please click below.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/912929?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=293412PG&impID=1963955&faf=1

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html

https://www.diabeteseducator.org/prevention

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