Pharmacy Diabetes

DP-screening-session

Estimated time required: 10 minute
  1. Identify potential participants for the DPP:
    • Age ≥ 40 years
    • Lipid (cholesterol and/or triglyceride) and/or blood pressure lowering medication use.
    • At risk ethnic background (visual assessment – Aboriginal or Pacific Islands, Asia (including the Indian sub-continent), Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe)
    • Central obesity (initially by visual assessment)
    • Previous history of gestational diabetes
  2. If potential participant meets at least one of the criteria listed in 1, above, ask them to complete The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AusDRisk).
  3. To help them complete question 10 of AusDRisk, measure their waist circumference using Seca 201 (Measure waist circumference using – ).
  4. If their risk score is ≥ 6 points, advise them that they are at increased-high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  5. Provide them with a copy of their AusDRisk assessment.
  6. Invite them to enrol in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Complete DPP Session 1 or book DPP Session 1 within next week.
  7. Advise them to see their local GP as soon as possible and to provide the GP with a copy of their AusDRisk assessment along with the GP DPP Introductory Letter. The completed assessment results should prompt the GP to order a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and/or oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
  8. Ask them to provide you a copy of their FPG and/or OGTT if they have been diagnosed with impaired fasting glycaemia or impaired glucose tolerance.