Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The National Diabetes Prevention Program, is an evidence-based program to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Participants meet as a group with trained lifestyle coaches and learn how to make important changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress over a yearlong program.

In order to qualify for the program, patients must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight (BMI greater than or equal to 24)
  • Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes or
  • Be diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant

Patients can be referred to the Diabetes Prevention Program by completing a referral to the diabetes center with a notation for Prediabetes Program.