In an effort to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes,
Minnesota is raising awareness of prediabetes, its risk factors, and how
providers can recognize and treat prediabetes using evidence-based
National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle programs. In order to
raise awareness with providers, Minnesota designed a webinar for
health providers regarding prediabetes awareness and diabetes
prevention. In conjunction with provider awareness, the MN Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) updated its clinical algorithm and provider tool kit to increase provider
referrals to evidence-based lifestyle programs.
The DPCP also
created culturally specific awareness campaigns in partnership with
several communities including: African American, American Indian,
Latino, Hmong, and Somali communities.
Gretchen Taylor, MPH, RD,
Minnesota Department of Health
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