Resource of the Month

Each month, the Together 2 Goal® campaign will feature a tool or resource critical to the management of Type 2 Diabetes.

February 2017

The new federal diabetes screening guideline has the potential to identify millions more people with diabetes or at risk for diabetes – but only if it is widely adopted and consistently used. Similarly, strong evidence shows the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in delaying or preventing the onset of diabetes, but healthcare providers need to refer their patients appropriately to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs.

Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes screening and prevention. The webinar will discuss:

  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood glucose and Type 2 diabetes screening

  • Provider referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs

  • Medicare’s focus on diabetes prevention programs

You’ll also hear from a federally qualified health center in Texas that has improved rates of screening and referral for adults with prediabetes who are at risk for diabetes.

Diabetes affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States. Diabetes screening and referral to diabetes prevention programs are proven strategies for preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease.

This webinar will highlight 2 Healthy People 2020 objectives:

  • Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population.

  • Increase prevention behaviors in persons at high risk for diabetes with prediabetes by increasing levels of physical activity, reducing the amount of fat or calories in their diets, and losing weight.

The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance™ (DAA) is a coalition of 21 members, representing patient, professional, and trade associations, other nonprofit organizations, and corporations, all united in the desire to change the way diabetes is viewed and treated in America. The DAA was formed and began activities in January 2010. DAA members include Together 2 Goal® Presenting Corporate Collaborator Novo Nordisk, Inc. (DAA Co-Chairs), as well as Together 2 Goal® campaign partners American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association (DAA Co-Chairs), and Diabetes Hands Foundation.

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