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Diabetes Prevention Program

Designed for people at risk for 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

This class meets for one hour initially for sixteen weeks, followed by monthly meetings for the next six months. Each class includes a new topic on how to become healthier. You will learn how to:

  • Lose body weight
  • Increase physical activity
  • Eat heathier
  • Use practical strategies for staying motivated
  • Manage stress, solve problems, and avoid negative thoughts

Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Benefits of the class

  • Learn about healthy eating
  • Increase physical activity
  • Learn how to get and stay motivated
  • Participate in group discussions to develop goals and problem solve together
  • Become more involved in your community and with your neighbors

Who should take the class

This class is for anyone who is motivated to lose weight, live a healthier life and make a significant commitment to the program. Participants must meet ALL of 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)
  • 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 your 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).
  • Never participated in the Medicare DPP services previously

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