The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has updated its popular GAME PLAN toolkit to help health care professionals identify, counsel, and support patients at risk for type 2 diabetes.
The online toolkit, GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: A Toolkit for Health Care Professionals and Teams, applies lessons learned from the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a major National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored research study showing that it is possible to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in patients at risk for diabetes.
The GAME PLAN toolkit empowers health care professionals in both clinical and community settings by providing them with information they need to identify prediabetes and facilitate effective interventions with their patients. The GAME PLAN toolkit features prediabetes screening information, strategies for talking to patients about prediabetes, and multiple tools and resources to help patients make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
To learn more about this toolkit, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/GAMEPLAN.