Diabetes Prevention: Overview of the initiative in the U.S. with lessons learned
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Speaker: Julie M. Parrott, MS, RD
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases world-wide. Out of the G7 countries*, the United States has the greatest number (11%) of people diagnosed with diabetes. Canada has the second highest rate (8%).
We know that diabetes can cause serious health issues if not treated. In fact, about 2 out of every 5 Americans are expected to develop Type 2 Diabetes in their lifetime. In Canada, a new diagnosis of Diabetes occurs every 3 minutes. In prediabetes, blood sugars are elevated but not enough to be diagnosed as diabetes (i.e. a fasting plasma glucose level of 7.0 mmol/L or higher or between 100-125 mg/dL). Prediabetes occurs in more than 1 out of 3 adults with upwards of 90% unaware of its presence. Detecting and intervening at the prediabetes stage can decrease the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes by almost 60%. Thus, a key public health effort is to intervene before the development of diabetes when excess blood sugar in the bloodstream can cause severe and irreversible damage.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe two of the program components provided by the Diabetes Prevention Program.
- Recall one of the reasons that the Diabetes Prevention Program was initiated in the United States.
- Identify one of the “lessons learned" and how this lesson might apply to their particular practice.
*Group of 7 (G7), informal bloc of 7 industrialized, democratic nations with the most advanced economies.
About the Speaker
Julie M. Parrott, MS, RD, Wellness Coach Coordinator, CentraState Healthcare System
Julie studied both exercise physiology and nutrition for her Bachelor's degree and clinical psychology and nutrition for her Master of Science degree. She has worked in multiple settings, ranging from clinical research, industry, hospital in-patient, outpatient and community. Weight management, bariatric surgery and diabetes prevention has been her primary focus. She is a registered dietitian and a certified health coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is lead author for the 2016 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Nutrition Guidelines update and co-author of the 2008 ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient. Julie continues to remain active in ASMBS Clinical Issues and Guidelines, Integrated Health Editor for the journal, Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders (SOARD. She currently works with www.beyondchange-afterbariatricsurgery.com and with the Diabetes Prevention Program for Population Health at CentraState Medical Center.
** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Last Updated: June 13, 2018
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