Prevent Diabetes STAT Rhode Island Screen/Test/Act Today

Program Description: 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. This activity will provide detailed data regarding the effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP). It will also focus on the importance of performing routine pre-diabetes 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.  Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Assess patients’ risk for pre-diabetes. Conduct routine screenings. Connect patients with DPPs Engage and communicate with local DPPs to establish a process to receive feedback about patient participation/progress. Position themselves to prosper under new payment models. Learn More Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Medical Society. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation The Warren Alpert Medical School of...