August is right around the corner and that means we are gearing up for Annual Meeting (AADE17) in Indianapolis, IN. This year we will be showcasing our work over the past five years to expand access to and reimbursement for people at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
To kick off diabetes prevention at AADE17, we are starting with a DPP Preconference course, Best Practices for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, on August 3, 2017. This four hour course is packed with the latest information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) including national representatives and a panel of experts in the field. Attendees will gain insight on the various models of DPP implementation, program recruitment, retention, and participant eligibility working with various populations and groups. Speakers include Dr. Ann Albright, PhD, RDN of the CDC who will provide speak on the CDC led National DPP and the evidence behind the initiative. From there, various program coordinators will provide their best practices on how they have been able to successfully implement and sustain the National DPP within their settings.
AADE17 will draw thousands of attendees to Indianapolis this year for sessions on the latest in diabetes treatment, prevention, and education. AADE has decided to continue with highlighting prediabetes, designating Friday, August 4th as the second ever Prediabetes Day! An entire day dedicated to prediabetes and the prevention of type 2 diabetes, with speakers touching upon nationwide implementation of the evidence based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the potential for lifestyle interventions.
On this day at 2:00 pm, The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the AADE DPP Model will be presented by a panel of speakers. Attendees can gain insight on the evidence base behind the CDC National DPP as well as learn about opportunities it can create for DSME programs and diabetes educators.
On August 5th, AADE will also have the opportunity to begin the final steps of closing out its cooperative agreement with 46 DSME programs by having an in-person networking meeting. During this time, there will be a review of program accomplishments and success over the past 5 years. Natalie Blum, MPH, Manager of Prevention will speak on AADE’s role and shed light on the million dollar question, “What’s Next? Although the grant is coming to a close, AADE will take this valuable knowledge gained and now provide a variety of services to those interested in delivering the National DPP ensuring program can have and sustain a successful DPP.
If you are new to DPP or want more information regarding our network of services, please stop by the AADE booth to gain insight and be added to our mailing list. We will have a few program coordinators, from our 46 grant funded sites volunteering at the booth to help provide assistance and real world experience on the National Diabetes Prevention Program. They will be a great resource to speak to if you are interested or already implementing a DPP.