Diabetes prevention counselor chats with students

Have you ever been told you are at risk for developing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes?  Are you interested in reducing your risk for diabetes?

The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is a FREE, lifestyle change and prevention program to help reduce your risk and take charge of your health.  It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of Type 2 Diabetes. 

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.
  • During each session, your lifestyle coaches will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion on various topics such as eating healthy, adding physical activity, managing stress, and ways to stay on track when eating out. They will also help you set goals, build relationships with other participants, work as a team to meet challenges, and help with ways to stay motivated

** Please not that due to COVID-19, the classes meet virtually.

If you are interested in being a part of the next class or learning more about the program, please contact our team by calling 443-683-6800 or emailing dppbmdrp@umm.edu