Diabetes Prevention Program.
Prediabetes is a condition in which the person has high blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C but below the threshold for diagnosis of diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 37% of Americans have prediabetes and most do not know they have the condition. Without intervention, it is estimated that 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years. Type 2 diabetes affects the body and may contribute to a variety of health problems such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. Furthermore, the medical costs for a person with diabetes are estimated as 2.3 times higher than for a person without diabetes.
Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) are designed to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. In the yearlong CDC-recognized DPP with established curriculum, a trained coach leads DPP group participants through topics such as healthy eating, stress reduction, and increasing physical activity. DPP programs have demonstrated long-term results with reduction of risk of developing diabetes by 58% among program participants.
HMP’s Diabetes Prevention Program is offered to members and individuals and delivered in accordance with the CDC program requirements. The structured lifestyle program will be delivered with the parameters communicated in the application to the CDC for program activities, to include the location, delivery method, and required time frames for completion of the program.