Description: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and then monthly post-core sessions. Each session lasts approximately one hour.
Take this prediabetes screening test to see if you are at risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Eligibility requirements: Participants must be 18 years old or older, have prediabetes (A1C of 5.7-6.4) or be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and have a BMI of 25 or greater.
How to enroll: To find upcoming classes to sign up for, visit the Healthy Washington County website. Call 240-313-3302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.