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Have you ever been told you have prediabetes? Or that you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes? If so, did you know that you can still prevent diabetes?

At the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM Midtown, our Diabetes Prevention Program — developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes.

The program is designed not only to help reduce your risk but also to take charge of your health. During each session, a small group of participants meets with lifestyle coaches, who will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion on topics like:

  • Eating healthy
  • Adding physical activity
  • Managing stress
  • How to stay on track when eating out

Join Our Diabetes Prevention Program

With the Diabetes Prevention Program you will have access to:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum and proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes
  • A trained lifestyle coach who will help you set and reach goals for a healthy lifestyle change
  • Support from others with similar goals and challenges for lifestyle change

How long is the program?

This program is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the next six months to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes. Please note that due to COVID-19, the classes meet virtually.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a body mass index of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Not be pregnant
  • Meet one of the following from a recent blood test:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL
    • Two-hour plasma glucose tolerance test: 140–199 mg/dL

If you are interested in being a part of the next class or learning more about the program, please contact our team by calling 410-225-8380.