Diabetes Prevention Education

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Prevent T2 program is a CDC approved lifestyle change program that is designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in people at risk.  Through the 12-month course of the program, participants are encouraged to lose 5-7% of their original weight, get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, set goals, and learn healthy lifestyle habits. 

Program Eligibility

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To participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program, patients would need to meet these requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian)
  • Not pregnant
  • No previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Patients must also meet one of these criteria:

Blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year that includes any of these results:

  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

If you don’t have blood test results, you can also qualify with either of these results:

  • Have a previous clinical diagnosis of gestational diabetes
  • Take the CDC’s Prediabetic Test and receive a screening result of high risk for type 2 diabetes.

If you are interested in attending the Prevent T2 class, please click here.

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