The primary goal of the American Medical Association (AMA) is to help physicians take better care of their patients. The organization supports research, education, and outreach to improve outcomes for patients in the United States and beyond.
The AMA has joined forces with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the fight against diabetes. Together, these leading health organizations are working to prevent type 2 diabetes and help patients with prediabetes slow the progression of their disease.
Prevent Diabetes STAT is the AMA and CDC's diabetes prevention campaign for physicians. STAT is an easy-to-remember acronym that reminds physicians to follow these steps:
--S is for “screen.” Physicians are encouraged to screen patients for prediabetes using either the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test or the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Test.
--T is for “test.” The next step is measuring the blood glucose levels of at-risk patients using any one of three blood tests.
--A and T stand for “act today.” Patients who test positive for prediabetes should be referred to an appropriate diabetes prevention program in order to get started right away.