T2: Diabetes Prevention Program

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 that helps participants to make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and including physical activity in 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 an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The program includes:

  • Trained Lifestyle Coaches meet with the group weekly, move to biweekly sessions, then monthly.
  • 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
  • Take the T2: Diabetes Prevention Program screening test to see if you qualify.

To Register

Funding

The Diabetes Prevention Program is funded by the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic and the Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant.