Package Description

The Power of Family Medicine to Advance Diabetes Prevention
Presented by Angela M. Forfia, MA, Senior Manager of Prevention, Association of Diabetes Care &
Education Specialists
Illinois family physicians are already screening for prediabetes and advising patients to eat healthy, get active, and manage stress to prevent type 2 diabetes. Although risk counseling is a great place to start, most people with prediabetes need intensive behavioral interventions to transform your advice into meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle intervention designed to prevent the delay of onset of type 2 diabetes through modest weight loss and increased physical activity. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the National DPP, opportunities for Illinoisans with prediabetes to join CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs, and how to make quality referrals into diabetes prevention.

Screening, Testing, and Referral: How to Help Your Patients Access a Diabetes Prevention Program
Presented by Deborah Redd RN CDCES, Program Coordinator, Illinois Valley Diabetes Center for Excellence

Availability of Diabetes Prevention Programs
Presented by Mary Carol MacDonald, MPH, RDN, LDN, Manager, Diabetes Services, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin

Prediabetes: Awareness
Presented by Carol Waggoner BSN, RN, CDCES, Public Health Nurse/Health Educator, McHenry County
Department of Health

Diabetes Prevention Program Best Practices Panel
Moderated by Angela M. Forfia, MA, Senior Manager of Prevention, Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists. Panelists: Mary Carol MacDonald, MPH, RDN, LDN, Deborah Redd RN CDCES, & Carol Waggoner BSN, RN, CDCES.

–Funding provided by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke (DP18-1815).

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