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Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 12pm CT
The Power of Family Medicine to Advance Diabetes Prevention
Presented by Angela M. Forfia, MA, Senior Manager of Prevention, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Illinois family physicians are already screening for prediabetes and advising patients to eat healthy, get active, and manage stress to prevent type 2 diabetes. Although risk counseling is a great place to start, most people with prediabetes need intensive behavioral interventions to transform your advice into meaningful and lasting lifestyle change. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle intervention designed to prevent the delay or onset of type 2 diabetes through modest weight loss and increased physical activity. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the National DPP, opportunities for Illinoisans with prediabetes to join CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs, and how to make quality referrals into diabetes prevention.

Learning objectives:
o    Distinguish the family medicine practice setting as an important healthcare context for encounters with people with prediabetes.
o    Describe the evidence base, participant eligibility, and health outcomes of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
o    Identify CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for Illinoisans.
o    Explain how to advance diabetes prevention treatment by having positive conversations and making quality referrals to diabetes prevention.
Click here to register for 4/27 webinar.

Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 12:15pm -12:45 pm CT
Screening, Testing and Referral: How to Help Your Patients Access a Diabetes Prevention Program
Presented by Deborah Redd RN CDCES, Program Coordinator, Illinois Valley Diabetes Center for Excellence

Learning Objectives –       
1. Participants will be able to identify patients who are eligible for referral to a Diabetes Prevention Program
2. Participants will be able to locate a Diabetes Prevention Program near their practice location and feel confident discussing benefits of enrolling
Click here to register for 4/28 webinar.


Thursday April 29, 2021 at 12:15pm -12:45 pm CT
Availability of Diabetes Prevention Programs
Presented by Mary Carol MacDonald, MPH, RDN, LDN
Manager, Diabetes Services, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin

Learning Objectives
•    The learner will be able to use the CDC website to locate National DPP providers.
•    The learner will be able to identify other resources to support diabetes prevention in the event there is no National DPP in their area.
Click here to register for 4/29 webinar


Tuesday May 4, 2021 at 12:15pm -12:45 pm CT
Prediabetes:  Awareness
Presented by Carol Waggoner BSN, RN, CDCES, Public Health Nurse/Health Educator, McHenry County Department of Health

Learning Objectives:
1.    Recognize prevalence and need for patient awareness of prediabetes.
2.    Increase awareness of materials and community resources for education and prevention.
Click here to register for 5/4 webinar.

Wednesday May 5, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm CT.
Diabetes Prevention Program Best Practices Panel
What are best practices for detecting, treating, and partnering with patients to prevent the progression of prediabetes to diabetes?  Hear from our panel of experts on how to implement best practices and get your questions answered.

Moderated by Angela M. Forfia, MA, Senior Manager of Prevention, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Panelists
•    Mary Carol MacDonald, MPH, RDN, LDN, Manager, Diabetes Services, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin
•    Deborah Redd RN CDCES, Program Coordinator, Illinois Valley Diabetes Center for Excellence
•    Carol Waggoner BSN, RN, CDCES, Public Health Nurse/Health Educator, McHenry County Department of Health
Click here to register for 5/5 webinar.

Click here for IAFP DPP Webinar Series Flyer (PDF) to share within your practice and with colleagues.

Diabetes Prevention Resources

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding provided by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke (DP18-1815).