Ending Type 2 Diabetes One Exercise, Nutrition, and Gardening Class at a Time

FHCHC DPP OGTT Preparation Checklist: For the Brilliant at Heart

In OGTT Screening on November 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM

…at the start of the twenty-first century: We have accumulated stupendous know how. We have put it in the hands of some of the most highly trained, highly skilled, and hardworking people in our society. And with it, they have indeed accomplished extraordinary things. Nonetheless, that know-how is often unmanageabe. Avoidable failures are common and persistent, not to mention demoralizing and frustrating, across many fields – from medicine to finance, business to government. Ant he reason is increasingly evisdent. : the volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably. Knowledge has both saved us and burdened us.

That means that we need a different strategy for overcoming failure, one that builds on experience and takes advantage of the knowledge people have but somehow also makes up for our inevitable human inadequacies. And there is such a strategy – though it will seem almost ridiculous in its simplicity, maybe even crazy to those of us who have spent years carefully developing ever more advanced skills and technologes.

It is a checklist.

From: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, 2009


Executing a group family-based OGTT screening is no simple task. Below is the checklist the DPP staff uses to ensure success.

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