The OFM is in a distinctive position to achieve doctors in all practice settings and specialties. Our work to enhance the nation’s wellness places us to bring doctors jointly with public and private sector organizations and communities to prevent–and to realize measurable improvements in health consequences for– diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The OFM selected to concentrate on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease because these states impact millions of nearly all doctors and patients, cause tremendous suffering and departure, and add substantial costs to our market.
Moreover, the indirect and direct expenses of diabetes and cardiovascular disease are more than $535 billion a year. With appropriate intervention, the effects of these states could be drastically reduced, reducing health care spending and resulting in a wholesome state.
To address these risk factors, we and other organizations are collaborating to come up with new strategies to attain better control of high blood pressure and prevent progress of prediabetes to diabetes.
We’ve teamed up with the YMCA of the USA to help stop the onset of diabetes among Medicare players that have prediabetes. We’re starting our work by collaborating with the YMCA to help raise the amount of Medicare players sent by doctors to the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, with the more-term aim of raising referral of all grownups that have prediabetes.