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You’re Living Through an Exciting Time in Diabetes Prevention History!

May 15, 2018

Over the past three months, you’ve seen the release of the 2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recognition Program Standards. You witnessed a historic expansion in Medicare coverage to reimburse the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) for approximately 22 million older Americans with prediabetes. The American Medical Association has just asked for your comments—yes, yours!—on its landmark Prediabetes Quality Measures. And, in our latest practice survey, 3/4 of respondents across the country reported doing diabetes prevention with another 21 percent using CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.

That might explain why every day we get another email to dpp@aadenet.org from an experienced CB leader, committed member, or enthusiastic volunteer who wants to build on their DEAP experience to start a diabetes prevention program. If your CB is supporting diabetes prevention programming, let’s connect. We have resources to help you wherever you are on your diabetes prevention journey:

  • If you’re just getting started…
    Request a public or private Lifestyle Coach Training in your state, or collaborate with other CBs to host one in your region. Send a CB or LNG team to attend an upcoming Lifestyle Coach Training. Invite DPP coordinators to present at your meetings to foster connections and address common challenges like referrals and reimbursement.
  • If you’re getting ready to launch your first diabetes prevention program cohort...
    Learn how to make your DPP successful while enjoying the Chicago springtime! Our Building Your DPP Workshop takes you through the 2018 CDC Standards and the Medicare DPP requirements while giving you strategies to achieve your DPP goals. If there’s a lot of diabetes prevention in your state, email us to arrange a local Building Your DPP Workshop as a pre-conference session.
  • If you wonder if all that Excel data means you’ll get preliminary or full recognition...
    Check out our AADE Prevention Network Data Analysis of Participants System (DAPS.) DAPS gives you real-time analytics to stay on track for CDC recognition. Find out how you can use DAPS to store, analyze, and export your data for CDC at one of our free, monthly DAPS demos. As an added bonus, each subscription to DAPS comes with a complimentary AADE membership!
  • If you’re looking into reimbursement for your recognized program…
    Medicare DPP is big news, but you may already have insurance companies or employers offering DPP as a covered benefit. A number of states offer DPP coverage to state employees. Other states are embarking on Medicaid DPP pilots. Meanwhile, some larger employers are making DPP a wellness benefit, contracting with local lifestyle coaches to offer PreventT2 in their worksite. You can maximize enrollment and reimbursement with our AADE Prevention Network insurance tracker.
  • If you’re serving priority populations in under served communities…
    In the last six years, we’ve learned a lot about engaging priority populations in prevention and launching successful diabetes prevention in rural communities. If you’re working with Latinos or African Americans, tribal communities, low-SES populations, men, or other at-risk groups, like long haul truckers or construction workers, contact us. In the past six months, we’ve worked with DSMES to launch 12 DPP programs across eight states!

One of the benefits of being a part of AADE’s national network is your ability to learn from nearly 14,000 other members through our Communities of Interest. If you’re not ready to start your own diabetes prevention journey, listen in on the conversation. Add your ideas. Ask your own questions. Find out from others, in similar states and communities, what you need to do to get started with prevention.

As certified diabetes educators, you know that individuals need the right support to be successful. The AADE DPP team is happy to provide you with guidance, resources, and tools you need to have a successful diabetes prevention program.

Let us know how we can help!

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