Important COVID-19 Notice
Listen to Dr. Karen Smith on the NCFM Today podcast as she discusses how she is increasing awareness of diabetes prevention in North Carolina and her own screening methods to refer eligible patients to a DPP.
Watch this webinar hosted by the NCMS Foundation and North Carolina Medical Group Management Association as Dr. Karen Smith discusses the criteria and steps to identify patients with prediabetes and intervention options such as referring to a DPP.
“This project has allowed me to refer so many of our patients to work with teams of dietitians and educators, all of those folks who I don’t have here in my office, but they’re working to help prevent diabetes for our patient population.”
Read about what diabetes looks like in North Carolina and specific strategies to implement toward assisting people in managing their risk for developing diabetes.
Read how family physicians at Duke Health approached using the EHR to identify and refer patients with prediabetes to a lifestyle change program.
Read about the collaboration between the North Carolina Medical Society and American Medical Association to support health care professionals in preventing diabetes.
Read about NC’s lifestyle change programs that can help patients prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The COVID-19 pandemic initially suspended some diabetes prevention programs, but now they are available virtually.
Read how Vidant Health has paved the path to provide prediabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic through a pivot to distance learning for their diabetes prevention programs.
“There’s no lower hanging fruit in medicine than empowering our patients to make lifestyle changes to not only control their chronic diseases but to prevent them in the first place.”
This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician; it offers no diagnoses or prescription. No endorsement is implied or intended by the American Medical Association or the North Carolina Medical Association of any third-party organization, product, drug, or service. Adherence to a lifestyle change program may not achieve desired diabetes results in every situation. The ultimate judgment regarding the appropriateness of any specific therapy must be made by the physician and the patient in light of all the clinical factors. The patient should check with their insurance provider for exact lifestyle change program costs and/or rates.