"Am I at risk?"

Approximately 1 in 3 seniors 65 and
older have diabetes, and nearly 50%
of them are undiagnosed.

Help MDSP reach seniors

Why Screen? Where do I go for screening?

What does Medicare cover?

Medicare covers free diabetes
screening tests for people at
risk for diabetes

Should you be screened for diabetes?

Benefits of diabetes screening What does Medicare offer?

You can help promote screening

Learn how senior centers, churches community groups, caregivers and others are all using MDSP materials to promote screening around the country.

The Y Launches Project to Test Cost Effectiveness of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Among Qualifying Medicare Enrollees

Demonstration project estimated to save Medicare $4.2 million over three years

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 21, 2013 – YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) officially launched a demonstration project today to show that an evidence-based prevention program delivered by a community-based organization can lower incidence of type 2 diabetes and reduce medical costs incurred by Medicare. If successful, the program could become a model for how the nation’s largest payer of health care claims reimburses community-based organizations as providers of evidence-based preventive services.

About MDSP

The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project is a coalition of more than 20 national partners, co-chaired by the American Diabetes Association, the Healthcare Leadership Council, and Novo Nordisk. These organizations have joined together to promote awareness and utilization of the diabetes screening benefit in Medicare.

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The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Scholarship Pilots For the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program 2011-2012

In 2011, the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project and Novo Nordisk partnered with the YMCA of the USA and four local YMCAs to offer scholarships for 400 Medicare-aged seniors to enter the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to the participant. The goal was to learn how to identify and help move people 65 and older who have pre-diabetes into the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

MDSP - Advocating for Diabetes Screening and Prevention, one state at a time!

The MDSP has launched pilot programs in the states of Georgia, New Hampshire, Minnesota,  Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arizona and is supporting efforts in many other communities across the nation.

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