Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action

Originally presented on January 15, 2015

Jill M. Abelseth, MD, FACE
Director, Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care, St. Peter's Health Partners


We are facing an alarming health crisis in New York State. Thirty percent (30%) of adults in New York State have prediabetes and only 5.5% are aware of their status. Multiple studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented if it is diagnosed at the prediabetes stage. This is a window of opportunity for healthcare providers. Healthcare providers MUST diagnose prediabetes and be influential messengers about the fact that diabetes is preventable.

Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action will provide critical information on diagnosing prediabetes, working effectively with patients, and understanding evidence-based treatments and lifestyle change programs available in your community.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes in NYS
  • Explain how to diagnose prediabetes
  • Explain why diagnosing prediabetes is a critical step in preventing Type 2 diabetes
  • Identify actions to treat prediabetes, including participation in evidence-based lifestyle-change programs

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until January 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until January 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until January 31, 2018.