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Survey: Many doctors are unprepared to help their patients prevent diabetes

September 11, 2019

Which of these is not a risk factor for prediabetes?

A) Overweight
B) Age 45 or older
C) Being white
D) Exercise less than three times per week

The correct response is C — the actual risk factor being African American, Latino, Native American or Asian American. If you didn’t get it right, don’t feel badly. Chances are your doctor wouldn’t either, according to the results of a new national survey of primary care physicians (PCPs) conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.

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