Diabetes Prevention

Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition and can put a person at risk of developing other chronic health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Am I at risk of type 2 diabetes?

People who have prediabetes have a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. However, the National Diabetes Prevention Program can help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. To find out if you are eligible for the National DPP, Take the diabetes risk test today!

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

The overarching goal of the National DPP is to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by helping participants make modest lifestyle changes over the course of one year. The original Diabetes Prevention Program Research Study found the lifestyle change program reduced a person with prediabetes risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent (71% in people 60 and older). Participants set individual goals to reduce their body weight by five to seven percent and to increase their physical activity level to at least 150 minutes per week. The program is facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches who support participants in making changes to their lifestyle.

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For more information on the curriculum (Prevent T2) used to facilitate the National DPP, lifestyle change program, visit the CDC’s website.  Watch below to learn how National DPP has changed lives...

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP):

Are you a Medicare beneficiary and have an A1c in the prediabetes range (5.7% to 6.4%)? You may be eligible to participate in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) at no cost to you. To locate an MDPP supplier near your, please visit the Map of MDPP Suppliers on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website


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You can read more about the Surprising truth about Prediabetes here.
prediabetes is a big deal but it is an opportunity to prevent type 2 diabetes by improving lifestyle habits.