Diabetes Prevention Program
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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 free 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
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 6 months, then once or twice a month for the next 6 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 is 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 443-682-6800. Or click the yellow button below.