Norman Regional Health System's National Diabetes Prevention Program offers Oklahomans the tools, education and support system to help participants with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The Norman Regional Diabetes Education Center began offering the evidence-based program in June 2013. To date over 100 participants have enrolled in our National Diabetes Prevention Program with an overall completion rate of more than 86 percent.
Participants in the prevention program 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 the yearlong program.
In order to qualify for the program, patients must be at least 18 years old, be overweight with a BMI of 24 or greater, have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes or have been 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.