Pearl of the Week: Prevent diabetes in at-risk patients

Refer at-risk patients to a lifestyle change program.

STEPS Forward Pearl of the Week

More than one in three U.S. adults have prediabetes, and about 80% of people with the condition are unaware of it. With the right interventions, physicians and care teams can help prevent type 2 diabetes in at-risk adult patients.

Consider a prediabetes screening program for your patients, offer additional education, or refer at-risk patients to a lifestyle change program from the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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