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Type 2 diabetes affects 9 percent of Pennsylvanians. It could become a public health crisis as those numbers are expected to rise over the coming decade.

However, diabetes can be delayed or even prevented if it’s caught early enough.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is partnering with the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide resources for physicians to identify patients with prediabetes, and refer eligible patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.

The Prevent Diabetes STAT website shows how physician practices can connect to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. It also has a tool for employers to calculate the benefits of covering the cost for their at-risk employees to participate in an intensive lifestyle program that could delay or reverse Type 2 diabetes.