Implementation and Evaluation of a Diabetes Prevention Clinical Pathway in Primary Care

  • End date
    May 15, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Johns Hopkins University
Updated on 15 June 2022
diabetes prevention


Prediabetes is a significant public health problem affecting 88 million U.S. adults. Evidence suggest that the vast majority of people with prediabetes are unaware of having this condition and many are not receiving appropriate care for prediabetes, including referral to evidence-based programs like the Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP). In the investigator's retrospective cohort study of patients with prediabetes from Johns Hopkins Health Systems, the investigators found that the rates of prediabetes clinical care activities are low. In the investigators' qualitative studies, the investigators found that primary care physician (PCP) barriers include low knowledge about Diabetes Prevention Programs and misperceptions of insurance coverage of these programs and inadequate clinical staff to address prediabetes. Common patient barriers to taking action to prevent diabetes include lack of motivation, time and resources.

Based on prior research, comprehensive strategies are urgently needed to improve prediabetes care. Using these findings, the investigators have designed and plan to implement a diabetes prevention clinical pathway which seeks to address some of these common clinician and patient barriers. The investigators hypothesize that the clinical pathway will result in increased clinician screening and intervention and improve patient engagement in diabetes prevention. The investigators will compare results from the intervention clinic compared to a control clinic. If successful, the investigators plan to implement and test the effectiveness of this clinical pathway across the entire health system.

Condition PreDiabetes, Prediabetic State
Treatment START diabetes prevention clinical pathway
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05265312
SponsorJohns Hopkins University
Last Modified on15 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Prediabetes based on prediabetes registry
Age ≥ 18 years
PCP visit during intervention period

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Visit with clinician who's not their PCP
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