Diabetes Prevention Program Accreditations And Disclosures

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Diabetes Prevention Program

Release Date: March 15, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2017
Estimated Time to Finish:  3:00 hours (2.75 hours for modules; 15 minutes for testing)


Prediabetes is a health condition characterized by blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  Prediabetes increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Prediabetes is treatable, but only about 10 percent of people who have it are aware that they do.  Left untreated up to one-third of people with prediabetes will progress to diabetes within five years.[i]

This online, three video module activity is designed to provide primary care providers with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognize the pathophysiology, the incidence and implications of prediabetes
  • Identify the indicators that prediabetes has transitioned to diabetes
  • Initiate treatment to prevent the damage to the body that occurs during prediabetes
  • Refer prediabetic patients to community resources to help them with preventive lifestyle changes


Primary care team members, including Physicians, ARNPs, PAs, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Pharmacists, Licensed Social Work and Mental Health Professionals, and others who support and treat patients at risk of diabetes.


As a result of participating in this activity, the learner should be able to: 

  • Recognize prediabetes
  • Identify prediabetes education programs
  • Talk with prediabetes patients about lifestyle changes that can impact their disease state
  • Refer prediabetes patients to in-person or online education programs
  • Describe the steps to be used to effectively encourage larger institutions to implement a prediabetes education program

All learning objectives apply to all professions in the target audience


Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA – Activity Director

If you plan to claim credit please take the time to scan through the documentation below, otherwise click here to go directly to the videos.


The activity is comprised of three video modules.  Learners will be required to view all three modules in order to qualify for credit.  They are:

  1. Diabetes Prevention Program Overview and Historical Significance – 50 Minutes
    David Marrero, PhD
    J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine
    Director, Diabetes Translational Research Center
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Diabetes Prevention Research
    Indianapolis, IN
  2. CDC’s Role in the National Diabetes Prevention Program – 60 Minutes
    Ann Albright, PhD, RD
    Director, Division of Diabetes Translation
    National Center for Chronic Disease,
    Prevention and Health Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
  3. Diabetes Prevention Program Implementation – 50 Minutes
    Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA – Moderator
    Executive Director
    Bringing Science Home
    University Of South Florida (USF Health)
    Tampa, FL

Teresa Bradley, MD
Emergency Physician
Physician Development and Projects Consultant
Chairman of Diabetes Collaborative for St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

Maureen Chiodini MEd, MPH
Vice President, YMCA Support and Development
Seer Analytics
Tampa, FL

Cynthia E. Miller, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
BayCare Medical Group
Dunedin, FL


There is no registration fee for this activity.


This activity is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Health.



USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from ACCME accredited providers.  Physician Assistants who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.


AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from ACCME accredited providers.  Nurse Practitioners who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.


USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 3.00 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Registered Dietitians

USF Health, CO001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from 2/22/16 – 2/21/17.  Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive up to 3.0 Level 2 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials.  Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.


USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge based program has been approved for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs).  Universal program number is as follows: 0230-0000-16-003-H01-P.

Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors

USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling.  This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 3.5, 50-minute contact hours.

Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors should check with their state accrediting body or board on if/how they can submit this certificate for their state related CE needs. 


Other healthcare professionals can receive a “Certificate of Completion” from an approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM activity.


The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.


USF Health endorses the standards of the ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE that require everyone in a position to control the content of a CME/CE activity to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that are related to the content of the CME/CE activity.  CME/CE activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias and promote improvements or quality in healthcare.  All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.

A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CME/CE have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which, therefore, may bias his/her opinion and teaching.  This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks or other financial benefits.

USF Health will identify, review and resolve all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.  Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.  USF Health does not endorse any products or services.

All Faculty, Planning Committee members, and staff have completed Conflict of Interest Disclosures, and have no potential conflicts to disclose. 

Disclosures are on file at the USF Health, Office of Continuing Professional Development.


Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Long-term effects of lifestyle intervention or metformin on diabetes development and microvascular complications over 15-year follow-up: the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. (2015). The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 3866-875. DOI:10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00291-0

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin. N Engl J Med, February 7, 2002, 346:393-403. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa012512

The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group.  The 10-year cost –effectiveness of lifestyle intervention or Metformin for diabetes prevention: an intent to treat analysis of the DPP/DPPOS.  Diabetes Care. 2012 Apr; 35(4):723-30

Marrero DG, Palmer K, O’Kelly, Saha C, Foster G: Increasing access to diabetes prevention: the case for using commercial weight loss programs. a randomized control trial.  American Journal of Public Health (in press)

Taradash, J., Kramer, M., Molenaar, D., Arena, V., Vanderwood, K., & Kriska, A. M. (2015), Recruitment for a Diabetes Prevention Program translation effort in a worksite setting. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 41204-210. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.010

Zhou X., Zhang P., Gregg E., Barker L., Hoerger T., Pearson-Clarke T., and Albright A. A Nationwide Community-Based Lifestyle Program Could Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Cases and Save $5.7 Billion in 25 Years. Health Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 1, p. 50-60.


To complete this course, the learner must:

  • View all three the modules.
  • Complete a post test with a passing score of 80%. The learner can retake the test to achieve a passing score.
  • Complete registration (registration will occur AFTER the participant views the online module and completes the test)
  • Complete the evaluation.
  • Claim credit and download the certificate of completion.


For PC computers

  • Windows XP Operating System (or newer)

For Macintosh computers

  • OS X

For all computers 

  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB of RAM or more is recommended)
  • 1 GB or more of free disk space
  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL or cable recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones (May be needed to listen to audio, video or other multimedia.)

Browser Requirements

The USF Health Learn system works best with the Mozilla Firefox web browser. However, most other modern web browsers can also be used. The following are the recommended minimum browser version requirements for using the USF Health Learn system:  Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Safari 6, Google Chrome 30.

Additional Software Recommendations

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (May be needed to view PDF document files.)
  • Adobe Flash Player (May be needed to view/hear audio, video or other multimedia.)


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If you have questions or credit related queries, please contact USF Health by email cpdsupport@health.usf.edu.   For technology questions or support email support@health.usf.edu.


Bringing Science Home (BSH) is a non-profit organization focused on finding solutions to the challenge of chronic disease education and care.  Affiliated with USF Health, and under the leadership of Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA, Executive Director, BSH listens to people impacted by disease and strategizes with them to find solutions. BSH’s efforts revolve around a single focus: To help people with chronic disease live optimistic and empowered lives.  More information available at http://hscwptest.hscnet.hsc.usf.edu/bringingsciencehome/

[i]American Medical Association, 2015.  Preventing Type 2 Diabetes (Booklet). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (N.P.)

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