Chronic Disease Grand Rounds
The Diabetes Epidemic: Preventing the Preventable
Sponsored by the NYS Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
James Desemone, MD, FACE – Director, Goodman Diabetes Service - Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Albany Medical Center
Elizabeth Venditti, Ph.D., Director, Lifestyle Resource Core for the Diabetes Prevention Program/Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Behavioral Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:
- Identify three factors that put patients at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- Describe three overall behavioral changes that health care providers can discuss with their patients to reduce the transition from impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes.
- Identify specific individuals and programs within and outside of your practice environment that can become part of a diabetes prevention team for your patients.
- Identify three key behavioral strategies that patients can use to get started losing weight.
- Identify available resources to assist health care providers in meeting clinical practice recommendations for people already diagnosed with diabetes.
Primary care and family physicians, endocrinologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, health psychologists, exercise specialists, social workers and other health care professionals who care for people with or at risk for diabetes.
Satellite broadcast originally aired March 9, 2004.