In the average primary care practice, it’s likely that one-third of patients over age 18, and half over age 65, have prediabetes. The good news is that progression to diabetes is preventable! The evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program can reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (for people over age 60, DPP lifestyle change program has been shown to reduce the risk by 71%).
The DPP lifestyle change program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can help patients lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated conditions.
Patient Risk Assessment
Use the risk assessment test from DoIHavePrediabetes.org to help figure out if a patient is at-risk for prediabetes. A score of 5 or higher indicates that additional testing, such as a blood test, may be needed. Click here for an English version or here for a Spanish version.
So you have prediabetes...now what?
This patient support flyer, from the Prevent Diabetes STAT Toolkit, is intended for use by healthcare professionals after screening has revealed that a patient has prediabetes. The handout helps the patient leave the office visit with concrete information for later reference. Click here for information about referring your patient to a DPP lifestyle change program.
Information and materials in the "Healthcare Professionals" section of this website may be adapted and/or sourced from the Prevent Diabetes STAT Toolkit, a guide developed by the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Prevent Diabetes STAT Toolkit helps healthcare teams "screen, test, and act today" by referring patients to a Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.