Prevent Diabetes STAT Rhode Island Screen/Test/Act Today
Over one third of Rhode Islanders are pre-diabetic and the vast majority are not aware that they are. Left untreated, between 15 and 30 percent of pre-diabetics will develop full type 2 diabetes within five years. Diabetes Prevention Programs have proven to be very effective in preventing pre-diabetics from progressing to diabetes, which is the single most costly chronic condition in Rhode Island.
Representatives from the American Medical Association and Rhode Island Department of Health will provide detailed data regarding the effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP). This educational activity will focus on the importance of performing routine pre-diabetic screenings, how to perform such screening, and how to refer patients to free, evidence-based DPPs in their communities. Given these tools, physicians will not only establish new clinical habits, but will also empower patients to take better care of themselves.
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