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Interventions include patient guides and videos
April 10, 2013 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) today
unveiled a series of interventions to help patients and physicians
manage prediabetes, gout, obesity and weight loss, and Alzheimer's
Patients with prediabetes and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes face
serious health issues. Prediabetes increases the risk of
cardiovascular disease and death compared with normal patients.
Untreated diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney disease,
amputation, and other serious conditions.
This patient booklet, funded by a grant from Novo Nordisk, is
designed to encourage conversation between patients and their
physicians. It provides important information about prediabetes and
risks for diabetes that should trigger action by the patient.
Offered in English and Spanish, the booklet is written in a
conversational tone at a fifth-grade reading level and includes
photographs of real patients with their families. It gives
practical tips and concrete examples of how to reduce the risk for
Three patient videos are also available: "Prediabetes: An
Overview"," Prediabetes and Proper Diet," and "Prediabetes and
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden severe pain,
swelling, and tenderness. Left untreated, gout attacks can become
more frequent and severe. Approximately 8 million people in the
U.S. cope with gout, but it is still often not recognized or
The guidebook and accompanying DVD explain the basics of gout
and how it can be successfully managed. Patients will learn what
causes gout, how to relieve gout pain, and ways to reduce the risk
of future gout attacks.
Obesity is an increasingly urgent public health issue. Produced
in partnership with the Obesity Action Coalition and funded by
Vivus, Inc., this guidebook and accompanying DVD profiles "success
stories" of four formerly obese patients and explains why some
people gain excess weight, the risks of having excess weight, and
what patients can do about it. Patients will learn nutrition and
fitness tips that will show how to make better food choices and
incorporate physical activity. Patients also will learn about
medicines and surgical techniques that may be options for those
with significant excess weight.
Designed with input from experts and people who have either lost
weight or are trying to lose weight, this guidebook provides
valuable information to help patients with the struggle of losing
weight and with helpful tips for making healthier choices. Patients
will learn how to eat better, move more, sleep well, and stress
Like other ACP patient guides, "Make It Happen" includes clear
language and photos so that patients will not be intimidated by
complex information and impersonal graphics. The guide suggests
small steps patients can take as well as helping patients develop
their own achievable action plans.
Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that gradually gets
worse over time, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million
Americans -- one in eight older Americans -- have Alzheimer's
ACP has produced three videos, funded by a grant from Pfizer
Inc., to help clinicians assess Alzheimer's disease, the
sixth-leading cause of death in the United States: "Alzheimer's
Disease Visit 1: Assessing Cognition and Recommending Follow-up,"
"Alzheimer's Disease Visit 2: Disclosing an Alzheimer's Diagnosis,"
and "Peer-to-Peer Discussion of Important Aspects of Assessing
Cognition and Disclosing Alzheimer's Disease during Primary Care
ACP's patient education materials can be ordered at
www.acponline.org/patient_tools or by calling ACP Customer Service
at 800-523-1546, extension 2600. "Prediabetes," "Relief from
Gout,", "Excess Weight and Your Health," and "Alzheimer's Disease"
are available for all physicians to order for free. "Make It
Happen" is available for all physicians to order for their patients
but is free to ACP members.
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group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
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