Diabetes Prevention Program starting soon
If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. That is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds.
In the PreventT2 Program — also known as the Diabetes Prevention Program — at U-M, participants work in a group with a registered dietitian to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active and manage stress.
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s been proven to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.
The next program at UMHS begins on Jan. 11, 2017.
PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the remaining 6 months.
This is a covered benefit for eligible members of BCN U-M Premier Care. For all other insurance plans, an out-of-pocket fee will apply. You are eligible if you meet both of these requirements:
- Lab results showing A1C of 5.7-6.4% in the last year.
- BMI of 24 or higher (22 or higher if Asian)
To learn more about the program and to sign up, please attend the following information session:
- When: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7
- Where: Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor
To sign up for this information session, call 734-998-2475 and select option 1. Call today to reserve your space!