Education: T2: Diabetes Prevention Programs
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is a year-long program which helps participants to make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and including physical activity into their lives. Throughout the year, participants improve problem-solving and coping skills as they work with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are working to make similar changes. The main objective of the program is to reduce and individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The program includes:
- Weekly sessions for the first 6 months and monthly sessions for the final 6 months.
- Participants will track their food and activity intake and record it weekly at each session.
- Participants will learn new ways to shop and prepare healthy food and how to integrate exercise into their daily lives.
Who participates in this program:
- Individuals who are18 years of age or older.
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 24 or more.
- Had a recent blood test or claim code indicating they have prediabetes.
- Individuals who had gestational diabetes or have a biological family member who is diabetic
January 2020 Schedule
The Diabetes Prevention Program is funded by the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic.