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Prediabetes patients don't get referred to CDC's prevention program

Researchers examined data on 5,360 adult patients and found that of the 1,437 diagnosed with prediabetes, none were referred to the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program and those who had point-of-care A1C testing were 4.7 times more likely to receive a metformin prescription than those who had laboratory testing. The findings in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine also revealed that 97% of clinicians believed prediabetes to be an important health issue and 65% believed prediabetes screening is important.

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