Designed for people with who wish to prevent developing type 2 diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that can cut the risk of diabetes in half.
About the class
A trained lifestyle coach will lead each class, covering topics on how to make positive choices for our health. You will learn how to:
- Lose body weight
- Increase physical activity
- Eat healthier
- Use practical strategies for staying motivated
- Manage stress, solve problems and avoid negative thoughts
You'll be supported in the class by other participants, on similar journeys. Group discussions will help you develop goals and problem-solve together
Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Benefits of the class
- Learn to manage your health in a way that can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes
- Learn how to get and stay motivated
- Support from other participants and a trained lifestyle coach
- Become more involved in your community and with your neighbors
Who should take the class
This class is for people who is motivated to lose weight and live a healthier life. It requires a significant commitment in time but the results could make a major difference in your quality of life.
People with prediabetes and who meet these requirements:
- Be 18 years or older.
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian American).
- Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Not be pregnant at time of enrollment.
- No end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
- Never participated in Medicare DPP previously
Meet one of these requirements:
- Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test.
- Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within 12 months of the first session (includes any of these tests and results):
- Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%.
- Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL.
- Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.
- Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (allowed for CDC recognition and may be self-reported; not allowed for Medicare DPP participants).
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