Diabetes prevention as the focus, Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have teamed up. The partnership called Prevent Diabetes STAT — for Screen, Test, Act, Today will reach to people with prediabetes and stop the progression to type 2 diabetes.
"The time to act is now. We need a national, concerted effort to prevent additional cases of type 2 diabetes in our nation - and we need it now. We have the scientific evidence and we've built the infrastructure to do something about it, but far too few people know they have prediabetes and that they can take action to prevent or delay developing type 2 diabetes," said Ann Albright, director of CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation.
CDC and the AMA, have taken efforts to develop a toolkit to help health care providers screen and refer high-risk patients to area diabetes prevention programs. The toolkit and other prevention information is available online, and there is also an online screening toolkit for patients to help them determine their type 2 diabetes risk.