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National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

One in three adults lives with prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are 5-15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program showed that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle. If you are at high risk, or already have prediabetes, you qualify for this year-long program which includes 16-weekly sessions followed by 6-8 monthly sessions. The FIRST SESSION, which takes place on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, is a free INTRODUCTORY class and no payment is required at that time. The NDPP series officially begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

To participate in the NDPP, a person must be overweight and have prediabetes, or be at high risk.

High risk is defined as having a combination of risk factors such as:

  • being overweight or obese (BMI >24, or >22 if Asian)
  • family history of diabetes
  • gestational diabetes
  • inactivity

Prediabetes is determined by one of the following blood test results:

  • Fasting plasma glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL
  • A1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
  • 2-hour plasma glucose between 140 to 199 mg/dL

Take the Diabetes Risk Test.

If you are interested and think you might be eligible to participate, register on-line or call 610-738-2300. At the first class, you will find out if you are eligible and will be given instructions regarding finalizing your registration with payment of $150.00.

Last Updated: 12/23/2015