The surprising results of a survey distributed by Johns Hopkins researchers at a retreat and medial update indicated that only about six percent of providers correctly identified all risk factors. While possibly not indicative of all providers, the results of the survey should prompt the medical community to review the screening procedure. Respondents correctly selected an average of eight of eleven correct risk factors for prediabetes screening.
Although an estimated 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, about 90% of them are unaware of this condition. Responses to plans of action also differed from what the American Diabetes Association recommends, preferring counseling on diet and physical activity instead of a behavioral weight loss program.