As shown above, the number of Americans with diabetes is increasing. In addition, in 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes (A1C between 5.7 and 6.4); this is up from 79 million in 2010! Without intervention, 15% - 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type II diabetes within 5 years. The NIH Diabetes Prevention Program showed that diabetes could be prevented or delayed in 58% of all prediabetics and 71% of prediabetics over age 60 through lifestyle modification:

  • Increased physical activity
  • Improved diet
  • 7% weight loss

In the context of the current medical environment, it is difficult to adequately educate your overweight, prediabetic patient to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. The Type II Diabetes Prevention Module is a useful tool that can help you solve this problem. The module has the same goals as the NIH Diabetes Prevention Program: increased physical activity, improved diet and weight loss! The module includes a web site that is focused on providing your patient educational tools that promote increased physiccal activity, improved diet and weight loss. Some screen shots of the website are available here. In addition, a mobile application keeps them in constant touch with their electronic diary and virtual coach. The virtual coach:

  • will ask them multiple choice questions each day to help lock in important module information.
  • reminds them to eat healthy at every meal, to exercise and to input their weight.
  • provides a daily and weekly summary of their progress.
  • provides daily and weekly performance based advice.

Screen shots for the Type II Diabetes Prevention Module mobile application are shown here.

The dashboard is an essential feature of the Module that helps you monitor your patient’s progress. At the dashboard you can quickly see the performance of each of your patients! A sample dashboard is shown below:

Module that helps you monitor your patient’s progress

Sample Dashboard
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Every two weeks, the Module will prompt the physician to send a notification of support to each of their patients. Default or personalize notifications can be sent directly to each of your patients in seconds! A sample is shown below:

Sample patient notification

Sample patient notification
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Since you are providing support to prevent diabetes in your patient; this service may be billable through the patient insurance! By becoming a registered referrer, you can register each qualifying prediabetic patient for module use and track their progress!