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The November session of Grand RoundsThe National Diabetes Prevention Program — Changing Lifestyles to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes,” was viewed in 6  foreign countries and in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Diabetes is a serious public health problem. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 84 million American adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They are at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, but lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and increasing physical activity, can reduce their risk and may even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a proven program that helps people with prediabetes make lifestyle changes that last. Individuals who took the yearlong program were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even 15 years later. Preventing or delaying new cases of type 2 diabetes and improving outcomes for people living with prediabetes are critical public health needs.

Please join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn about how the National DPP, and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program and others are supporting people with prediabetes to make life-long changes.

Beyond the Data - The National Diabetes Prevention Program: Changing Lifestyles to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Drs. Phoebe Thorpe and Ann Albright discuss the serious public health problem of diabetes and the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Presented By

Ann Albright, PhD, RDN
Division of Diabetes Translation
"Moving Evidence to Action to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes"
Nina Brown-Ashford, MPH, CHES
Deputy Director
Preventive and Population Health Group
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
"The Expanded Model of Diabetes Prevention Program from Medicare"
David P Pryor, MD, MPH
Regional Vice-President Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross California, Commercial Accounts
"A National Coverage Model for the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program"
Arlene Guindon, MPH
Senior Program Manager
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
"Real World Implementation of the National DPP"

Facilitated By

John Iskander, MD, MPH
Scientific Director
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director

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Continuing Education

This session is available for Continuing Education (CE). Register here using the course information below.

CDC Course Code: PHGR10
CPE UAN: 0387-0000-18-107-L04-P

For more information, see Grand Rounds Continuing Education.

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