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.