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

Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours for this activity expired on January 31, 2018.