Resources For Your Practice
Individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to consider a lifestyle change program if their health care professional recommends it. Below are resources and materials to help you screen your patients for prediabetes and refer them to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.
Materials to Engage and Recruit Patients
Individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to consider a lifestyle change program if their health care professional recommends it. In addition, the recognition program requires that at least 50% of participants be diagnosed with prediabetes through blood testing (or have a history of gestational diabetes); this is often done by a health care professional.
The following CDC resources provide information about the lifestyle change program, eligibility criteria for participation, and tools for easy referrals.
- PreventT2 Fact Sheet [PDF-474KB]
- PreventT2 Mailing Insert [PDF-67KB]
- PreventT2 Recommendation Form [PDF-535KB]
- How to Talk to Your Patients About the Medicare DPP [PDF – 76KB]
AMA Diabetes Prevention Toolkit
Health care teams can use these materials, developed by the American Medical Association (AMA), to help prevent type 2 diabetes by referring patients to an in-person or online CDC-recognized lifestyle change program. The AMA Diabetes Prevention Toolkit provides tools and resources for the health care team, such as billing codes, information on how to optimize your electronic health record for diabetes prevention, and fact sheets about prediabetes and the National DPP.
Resources for Pharmacists
Learn how pharmacists can participate and access the “Rx for the National Diabetes Prevention Program: Action Guide for Community Pharmacists,” which is designed to help community pharmacists and members of the pharmacy workforce reach people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes who could benefit from the National DPP lifestyle change program.