Materials to Engage and Recruit Patients

Talk to your patients about the medicare DPP

Use these talking points [PDF - 76KB] to help you answer your patients’ questions about the Medicare DPP.

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.

You can also use this Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program Booklet [PDF – 3.9MB] and accompanying Reference Card [PDF – 21KB] as a teaching tool to educate patients during office visits. The Booklet includes information on prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and details about the lifestyle change program and allows you to focus on the topic that is most relevant to your patients.

Find additional resources developed by the American Medical Association in their Diabetes Prevention Toolkit.

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