Diabetes remains one of California’s fastest-growing and costliest diseases, and the burden is only expected to accelerate in the coming years. An estimated 2.5 million California adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, while 13 million – nearly half of the state’s adult population – have prediabetes, increasing their risk of developing diabetes over the next few years.
Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Among prediabetes patients, up to 30 percent are expected to develop diabetes within five years and up to 70 percent are expected to develop the disease in their lifetime. Fortunately, prediabetes can be reversed, and the sooner patients find out they have prediabetes, the better their chances of preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized evidence-based lifestyle change program for persons with prediabetes that has been demonstrated to prevent or delay the development of diabetes.
This free one-hour webinar on April 26 is open to the public and will describe the clinical practice burden and trends in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in California; review the evidence that supports systematically screening patients for prediabetes and referring to a community-based program, like the National Diabetes Prevention Program; and recognize the tools available to identify patients with prediabetes and establish a referral process. The program will offer 1 unit of continuing medical education (CME) credit*.
Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, M.D., MPH, FACPM, is board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She serves as chief of the Chronic Disease Control Branch of the California Department of Public Health. She has a variety of experience working with teams, partners and stakeholders in disease prevention, promoting health equity and team-based care, among other health-related topics.
Kate Kirley, M.D., M.S., is the director of chronic disease prevention for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Improving Health Outcomes group. Prior to joining AMA, she was a practicing family physician and health services researcher at NorthShore University HealthSystem, as well as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago.
Janet Williams is the senior program manager for AMA’s Improving Health Outcomes group. She is responsible for AMA’s work on bridging the gap between clinical care and community resources to improve health outcomes. She manages AMA’s prediabetes initiative with the YMCA of the USA. She also leads a team that, along with the CDC, analyzes and develops clinical tools and resources for engaging health systems, clinicians and health departments in diabetes prevention.
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*The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On-demand webinars are not available for CEU or CME credits.