Diabetes Prevention Program starts in January in Ypsilanti


While many are familiar with type 2 diabetes, fewer are aware of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects over 2.6 million Michiganders (more than 1 in 3) and often leads to type 2 diabetes. To help curb this epidemic, the Diabetes Prevention Center, a division of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, will offer the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Ypsilanti:

Michigan Medicine – Ypsilanti Health Center
200 Arnet St.,
#1121A, B Conference Room
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Information session: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
First class: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Medicare Parts B and C cover DPP for its members who qualify. Funds may be available to pay for the workshop if you meet eligibility requirements. To be considered for the class, you must attend the information session on Tuesday, January 15. Please RSVP by visiting www.ReadySetPrevent.org or calling the Diabetes Prevention Center at 800-482-1455.

The evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program designed for adults of any age with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, with the goal that participants will adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. DPP workshops are led by trained lifestyle coaches during 16 weekly one-hour group sessions and eight monthly sessions that follow.

Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

People with prediabetes often have no symptoms. To find out if you have prediabetes or if you are at risk for it, you can:

  • take the risk test at www.ReadySetPrevent.org. The risk test will also be provided at the information session.
  • call the Diabetes Prevention Center at 800-482-1455.
  • ask your doctor to tell you if you are at risk for diabetes. If you do not have a doctor because you do not have health care coverage, consider applying for health care coverage, including Medicaid, through your local Department of Health and Human Services office. You can also apply online at www.mibridges.michigan.govor call 1-855-789-5610.

To RSVP or for more information, visit www.ReadySetPrevent.org or call 800-482-1455.


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