2. Prevention of Diabetes
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes are unaware that they are prediabetic. Of those with prediabetes, between 15 and 30 percent will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Preventing diabetes requires diet modification, increase in physical activity and weight-loss along with addressing other modifiable risk factors. Physical Therapists are equipped with the tools to guide/train/educate and assist patients/clients in diabetes prevention and for diabetic management as part of an interdisciplinary team.