The next session of our Diabetes Prevention Program begins in September!  Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and more physical activity. Lifestyle change classes offered as part of CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you learn and keep healthy habits.

Diabetes Prevention Program is Back!

1 in 3 adults have Prediabetes.  Could you?  Take the quiz.

 

If you’re thinking about making healthy changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program can help you build healthy new habits that last a lifetime. When you join a lifestyle change program, you’ll learn, laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits— all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health. 


Key components of the program include: 


CDC-approved curriculum with lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you make healthy changes. 


A lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated. The coach will also facilitate discussions and help make the program fun and engaging. 


A support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas, celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles. In some programs, the participants stay in touch with each other during the week. It may be easier to make changes when you’re working as a group than doing it on your own. 


If you’re 65 or older, you can join the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program—part of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program—and take steps to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by more than 70%. And if you have Medicare Part B, it’s free! 


The program runs for 1 year. During the first 6 months of the program, you will meet two to four times a month.  During the second 6 months, you’ll meet once or twice a month.  Making lifestyle changes is an ongoing process.  Staying in the program for the full year is essential to help you stick to new habits and avoid slipping back into old habits. And if you have not reached your goals in the first half of the program, your lifestyle coach and other group members can help you succeed. 


To participate in a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, you’ll need to meet all 4 of these requirements: 

  • Be 18 years or older. 
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if you are Asian American) 
  • Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. 
  • Not be pregnant. 


You’ll also need to meet 1 of these requirements (unless you are enrolling in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, which has different criteria): 

  • Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year (includes any of these tests and results):
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%. 
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 110–125 mg/dL. 
    • 2-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL. 
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test

 

If you’re interested in joining the Diabetes Prevention Program at Inspired Health Group, call the office for more information and to find out when the next session begins.  The course is led by Katie Schaeffer, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES and Nicole Moretta, MS, RD, CDN.

 

The next sessions begin:

  • 9/1/2021 - 6pm
  • 10/5/2021 - 9am
  • 11/2/2021 - 2pm
  • 2/2/2022 - 9am
  • 4/6/2022 - 2pm

 

Sign up for our Health e-Newsletter

Inspired Health Group

3671 Southwestern Blvd.
Suites 101 & 213
Orchard Park, NY 14127-1752

Contact Us

(716) 662-7008 Office
(716) 662-5226 Fax

Office Hours

Open Today 8:00am - 5:45pm
Calls Accepted 9:00am - 4:30pm
View Office Hours by Practitioner