Diabetes Prevention within an Integrated Delivery System: Strategies for Screening, Identification, and Treatment

Colloquium | October 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Julie Schmittdiel

 Public Health, School of

More than one third of American adults have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar levels that significantly increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, up to 90% of those with prediabetes are unaware of their risk status, and clinical response to prediabetes is relatively low. Dr. Schmittdiel’s talk will present evidence on strategies for screening, identification, and treatment of prediabetes from her research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and discuss innovative ways to engage patients, providers, and families in diabetes prevention. Dr. Schmittdiel will also discuss her NIDDK-funded “Using Peer Support to Aid in Prevention and Treatment in Prediabetes (UPSTART)” intervention to improve healthy lifestyles and decrease diabetes risk in prediabetes patients.