Friday, November 22, 2013

Who is a Candidate for Diabetes Prevention?

Who is a candidate for diabetes prevention?

An estimated 80 million Americans have prediabetes, yet only one in 10 is aware of it. Few patients take advantage of a prevention program like the Diabetes Prevention Program that can help them avoid type 2 diabetes. Eligibility for participation in the evidence-based program is open to overweight and obese adults who have a recent blood test that scores in the prediabetic range, or who score nine or more points on the CDC's prediabetes screening test. Have your patients or clients call 1-800-DIABETES to find Diabetes Prevention Programs in Colorado.
DiagnosisHemoglobin A1cFasting plasma glucose (mg/dl)Oral glucose tolerance test (mg/dl)
Diabetes6.5% or higher126 or higher200 or higher
Prediabetes5.7% to 6.4%100 to 125140 to 199
NormalAbout 5%99 or lower139 or lower
CriteriaPoints for “yes” answer
Is a female who had a baby weighing nine pounds or more at birth.1
Has a sister or brother with diabetes.1
Has a parent with diabetes.1
Has a body mass index of 27 or greater.5
Is younger than 65 and gets little to no exercise on a typical day.5
Is between 45 and 64 years old.5
Is 65 or older.9
Sources: “Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program: Standards and Operating Procedures,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sept. 2, 2011 (link); “Diagnosis of Diabetes and Prediabetes,” National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health, updated Aug. 29, 2012 (link); “CDC Prediabetes Screening Test,” National Diabetes Prevention Program (link)

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