None of the more than 1,400 patients with prediabetes were formally referred to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
“The fact that there is a highly effective (better than the effectiveness of most medicines!) lifestyle intervention — the National Diabetes Prevention Program — to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes is wonderful,” James W. Keck, MD, MPH, a physician within the department of family and community medicine at the University of Kentucky, told Healio Primary Care. “However, this program is sorely underutilized. With one in three adults meeting the definition of prediabetes, there is much work to do to raise awareness of prediabetes and the diabetes prevention program.”
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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