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Engaging Physicians & Care Teams to Prevent Diabetes Webinar

May 2, 2017
Via Live Webinar
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Jointly provided by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Eighty six million adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, but 90% of them are un-diagnosed. In the average primary care practice in Massachusetts, up to one third of patients age 18 and above – and up to half age 65 and above – could be at risk for pre-diabetes. Up to 30% of people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes within five years.  People with pre-diabetes also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Early and intensive lifestyle intervention can prevent or delay diabetes in at risk patients. Physicians and their care teams play an important role in diabetes prevention.
This diabetes prevention module presents strategies to help physicians as well as practice staff educate patients about their risk for developing diabetes and refer at risk patients to an evidence based diabetes prevention program (DPP). You will be able to determine the roles, responsibilities and practice flow for diabetes prevention in a clinical setting.
After participating in this activity, you should be able to:
• Describe the clinical practice burden and trends in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
• Cite the evidence that supports systematically screening patients for prediabetes, and referring to a community based program, like the National Diabetes Prevention Program, to prevent type 2 diabetes
• Identify the tools available to identify patients with prediabetes and establish a referral process
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Statement:
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
There is NO CHARGE to participate in this live webinar.
Registration Options:
To register online, click on the "Individual Registration" button above.

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