The American Diabetes Association recently issued a statement in support of Medicare’s new Diabetes Prevention Program. This structured behavior-change intervention was designed to prevent type 2 diabetes onset among Medicare recipients with prediabetes. The model expands on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which was tested through CMS Innovation’s Health Care Innovation Awards.
Nearly one-half of seniors on Medicare have prediabetes, and more than one-quarter of people over the age of 60 have diabetes. This program will offer Medicare recipients access to critical prevention programs which aim at reducing the incidence of diabetes in older Americans.
These findings were published in Diabetes Care on March 22, 2018.