More than 84 million Americans or 1 in 3 adults, has prediabetes and the majority of them don’t know they have it. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the US. Left undetected and untreated, the progression to diabetes will continue to place a tremendous strain on physicians, clinical practices and health care costs associated with diabetes care and management. Through the statewide initiative in North Carolina to prevent type 2 diabetes called DiabetesFreeNC, physicians and care teams have an opportunity to support their prediabetic patients with a free or low cost evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program.

View a conversation where we will hear from Karen Smith, MD, and Brian Klausner, MD, as they share their thoughts and what actions they have taken to identify and manage their patients with prediabetes, including how they have managed their patients’ health during the Covid-19 pandemic via telehealth, as well as how they have made referrals to various lifestyle change programs.