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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 11, 2020
  • The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) lifestyle change program can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 71% in Americans aged 60 years or older who have prediabetes.
  • Approximately 23 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part Bexternal icon could directly benefit from the MDPP but may not know they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Healthcare professionals should screen and test their Medicare patients for prediabetes and refer those who qualify to an MDPP lifestyle change program in their communityexternal icon.

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Page last reviewed: December 11, 2020