The National Diabetes Prevention Program is 26 classes led by trained lifestyle coaches. They will provide information and resources to help you eat healthily, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems to reach your goals. Research shows the program prevents or delays type 2 diabetes and lowers your risk of heart attack or stroke. Once you enroll in the program, your primary care provider and your lifestyle coach will work with you to start and finish all the classes.
How the Program Works
A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program consisting of 26 in-person one-hour sessions (number of sessions may vary slightly depending on the program). The program uses a research-based curriculum and trained coaches to provide evidence-based information about weight loss, healthy eating, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes.
Sessions are held in an interactive group setting. The program is proven to cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50% and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.
You may be assigned a community health worker who will work with you and your primary care physician to find resources and remove barriers that may prevent you from receiving the quality care you deserve. The community health worker may help you:
- Add healthy eating habits and exercise to your routine
- Understand information from your program
- Link you to medication assistance programs
- Review your medicines and create a schedule to take your medicines on time and correctly