Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action

Originally presented on January 15, 2015

Speaker:
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