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Diabetes Education & Prevention

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes PreventionIf you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this program is for you. Moderate lifestyle changes and increased physical activity can cut your risk in half of developing type 2 diabetes. This program can help you learn more about how to do it!

Program Requirements

  • Medicare Part B or C Beneficiary
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 25 if not self-identified as Asian OR a BMI of 23 id self-identified as Asian
  • Do not have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • No Previous History of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

AND

  • Within 12 months prior to attending the first Core Session have a documented:
    • A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 OR
    • A Fasting Plasma Glucose of 110-125 mg/dL OR
    • A 2-hour Plasma Glucose of 140-199 mg/dL

Participants work with the Lifestyle Coach and their group to develop knowledge and skills to promote sustainable lifestyle changes.

  • Learn to read food labels
  • Managing Social/Food Cues
  • My Plate Guidelines
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Portion Control
  • Importance of Physical Activity

The Cone Health Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program has been recognized by the CDC and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as an effective lifestyle change program to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. It is delivered by a trained lifestyle coach who understand the difficulty of lifestyle change. In each hour-long session, participants will be equipped with small changes they can make to eat healthy and be active.

Core

The core of the program includes 16 weekly sessions focused on the simple approaches to lifestyle change and their effect on preventing diabetes. Strategies included in these lessons center around skill building for healthy lifestyles, emotional cues to eating, environmental effects on lifestyle change, as well as, health and wellness related topics.

Maintenance

The maintenance phase includes at least six lessons that occur monthly. These lessons provide additional support and cover more specific topics such as tackling holidays and special events, time management, food preparation/recipe modification, and long-term maintenance.