PreventT2 diabetes prevention program starts in January!

December 19, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The winter session of PreventT2, the diabetes prevention program, begins with an orientation session on Monday, Jan. 7.

If you have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this year-long program can help cut your risk in half.

What is PreventT2?

PreventT2 is part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidenced-based approach that helps lower risk for diabetes through intensive lifestyle change.

In this year-long program, you will:

  • Learn how foods, physical activity, weight and stress affect blood sugar,
  • Work toward moderate weight loss,
  • Learn balanced meal planning,
  • Increase your physical activity,
  • Discuss stress management techniques,
  • Learn how to handle holidays, vacations and social occasions,
  • And more!

PreventT2 meets weekly during the first six months, then once or twice a month for the remainder of the year. Each session is led by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.

You are eligible for the program if you meet both of these requirements:

  • Lab results showing A1C of 5.7-6.4% in the last year.
  • BMI of 25 or higher (23 or higher if Asian).

How to join

Attendance to the FREE orientation session is required for enrollment.

At the orientation session, you will:

  • Hear more details about what you will be doing in the year-long program,
  • Learn more about eligibility, insurance coverage and fees,
  • Find out about times and locations,
  • Complete enrollment forms if you decide to join. Attendance to the orientation session does not obligate you to join.

This is a covered benefit for eligible members of BCN UM Premier Care. For all other insurance plans, an out-of-pocket fee may apply.

The orientation session is Monday, Jan. 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Domino’s Farms. Enter through Lobby C and follow the signs to the meeting. Due to limited space, an RSVP is required.

To RSVP for the orientation session, email um-mend-dpp@med.umich.edu or call 734-998-2475 and select option 1. Or visit online for more information.

Website: https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/diabetes-prevention-program

RELATED STORIES