This conference will provide an overview of the growing and compelling evidence base for Type 2 diabetes prevention or delay, update practitioners on the latest medications, diet and lifestyle modifications, including physical activity, that form a sound strategy for reversing the alarming trends in prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes prevalence. In addition, guided by experts in the field, practitioners will participate in interactive case studies to hone their skills in diabetes prevention and will hear from a panel of successful weight loss maintainers about their individual journeys and secrets to losing and maintaining a healthier weight, while achieving long term reductions in HgA1c. To leverage these prevention strategies in clinical practice and communities, a review of the National Diabetes Prevention Program research, CDC recognition standards and reimbursement landscape, the brand new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) launch and requirements will also be discussed. Opportunities for DSMES programs and diabetes educators to house their own DPP program will be presented, along with ample resources and support.
- Detail the 30 years of global research on the prevention and/or delay of type 2 diabetes.
- Identify the research conducted to date on the use of glucose lowering medications and incorporation of physical activity to prevent and/or delay type 2 diabetes.
- Challenge and/or reinforce HCP strategies, tools, and techniques to support clients in their weight management/healthy lifestyle efforts through a panel discussion using an interview format with successful “losers” and HCP counselors/coaches.
- Explain the evidence base for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP)
- Discuss the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program requirements
Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE
Leslie E. Kolb RN, BSN, MBA
Gary Scheiner MS, CDE