Prediabetes Screening and Management
An on-demand article for healthcare professionals seeking to improve health outcomes for patients at risk of developing diabetes.
- Contact hours: 0.5 (0.05 CEU)
- Registration is free of charge
Prediabetes is characterized by glucose levels which are elevated, but do not meet criteria for diabetes. Currently, there are 96 million individuals in the United States with prediabetes, which is 1 in 3 adults. Of these individuals, 80% are unaware of their condition. In New York State, it is estimated that over 5 million people have prediabetes, with 1.5 million reported diagnoses. Projections indicate that prediabetes could affect 1 billion people worldwide by 2045. Prediabetes is associated with obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, and indicates an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. By spreading awareness and implementing appropriate screening and interventions, disease progression may be prevented to improve overall health outcomes.
- Define the diagnostic criteria for prediabetes.
- Identify patient risk factors and indications for prediabetes screening.
- Discuss management strategies that incorporate recommended lifestyle modifications, pharmacotherapy, and/or surgical intervention.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.
Cost and Registration
There is no fee for this activity. The program is supported by the New York State Department of Health Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (MPEP).
Accreditation and Certification Information
Accreditation: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Certification: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE # 0044-0000-23-045-H01-P and will award 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor for those who complete all components of this activity.