In one study, more than 73% of patients reported receiving guidance in the past year regarding lowering their diabetes risk, including advice to increase their physical activity level, reduce the amount of fat or calories they consume, or participate in a weight loss program. However, only 4.9% reported being referred specifically to a diabetes prevention lifestyle management program.
Patients with a high BMI and a high score on the ADA risk test but no specific diagnosis of prediabetes were less likely to receive advice or referrals for diabetes prevention. Just half (50.6%) reported receiving any diabetes risk-reduction advice or referral, and less than 1% (0.4%) reported a referral to a diabetes prevention lifestyle management program.
Learn more about the utility of diabetes prevention lifestyle management programs.
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Cite this: Anne L. Peters. Fast Five Quiz: Prediabetes - Medscape - Oct 03, 2019.