Pre-diabetes is identified when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a significant concern in the United States as it is the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death.
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program for people with pre-diabetes to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health. The mission of the DPP is to reduce the number of adults in Harris County diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The program targets adults over the age of 18 that have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
The Prevent T2 curriculum can be offered in English or Spanish and includes a participant’s guide and resources to successfully complete all sessions. All lessons are taught by certified Lifestyle Coaches along with a Registered Dietitian that will focus on teaching the participants new skills while encouraging them to meet their goals and keep them motivated. The program helps participants lose 5% -7% body weight and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week.