[MMA News Now, July 17, 2014]
Physicians who deal with prediabetic patients are encouraged to listen to the webinar, “Addressing the Sleeping Giant,” now available on the MMA website
The webinar is geared toward primary and specialty care physicians, physician assistants, advance practice registered nurses, registered dieticians, and health care staff.
Luke Benedict, M.D., Gretchen Taylor, RD, MPH, and Sheryl Grover, M.Ed present the current state of prediabetes and evidence-based program that reduces the incidence of progressing to diabetes.
Benedict provides an overview of the pathophysiology, current diagnostic tools, and science behind the Diabetic Prevention Program (DPP). Taylor discusses the occurrence in Minnesota of prediabetes and cost to the health care system. Grove provides referral and insurance support to the DPP program for patients with prediabetes.
CME is available.