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Diabetes Prevention - Keeping our Eyes on the Prize

Originally broadcast June 17, 2010

Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Kaushal Nanavati
Primary Care Physician
Baldwinsville Medical Associates

Diabetes prevention is possible, powerful, and proven!  The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) demonstrated that lifestyle modifications that achieve and maintain modest weight loss in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes can reduce the risk of developing the disease by 58 percent.

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  In the United States there are 57 million people with pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are 5-15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than someone without the condition and are also at increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and eye disease.

This program will highlight the results of the DPP landmark study; describe national efforts to translate the results of the study into community settings; explain the risk factors for type 2 diabetes; discuss the role of primary care clinicians in identifying and referring patients with pre-diabetes into community programs; and describe successful statewide initiatives for diabetes prevention.

After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe real-world lifestyle interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Understand the role of community involvement in diabetes prevention
  • Describe strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes through the lifespan

Continuing Education Credits

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.

Course code PA# 157N-239; 1.0 contact hour.

School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at 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 the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.

Continuing education credits are available until June 2013.

The planners 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.