Game Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Since 2001, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)–sponsored Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and subsequent other strong research studies have shown that intensive lifestyle interventions and select medications are cost-effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes.
Given the extraordinary burden of diabetes on patients, their families, the medical community, society, and the economy, the NDEP has prepared this toolkit to provide health professionals and teams with evidence and resources to identify, counsel, and support patients to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
This information is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) research study and gives people steps such as eating less and moving more to lose weight.
Medicare recommends and provides coverage for diabetes screening tests through Part B Preventive Services for beneficiaries at risk for diabetes or those diagnosed with prediabetes.
Preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes leads to beneficial outcomes for patients and the economy.
We would like to thank:
Ron Ackermann, MD, MPH; Vanita Aroda, MD; Janet Brown-Friday, RN, MSN, MPH; Hermes Florez, MD, PhD, MPH; Mary Hoskin, MS, RD; Andrea Kriska, PhD, MS; José Alejandro Luchsinger, MD, MPH; Maria Montez , RN, MSHP, CDE; S. Lorraine Valdez, MPA, BSN, RN; Elizabeth Venditti, PhD.