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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program- Offered at Prevo Wellness

During this 12-month, CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program, you will:

  • Potentially reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Receive support from your instructor, a trained lifestyle coach.
  • Connect with others working on similar goals as you.
  • Develop strategies for healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Learn ways to manage stress.

These classes will meet for one hour weekly for the first 8 weeks, twice monthly for the second 8 weeks, then once monthly thereafter.

Eligible beneficiaries are those who:

  • Are enrolled in Medicare Part B
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 25, or at least 23 if self-identified as Asian
  • Meet 1 of the following 3 blood test requirements:
  1. A hemoglobin A1c test with a value between 5.7 and 6.4%
  2. A fasting plasma glucose of 110-125 mg/dL, or
  3. A 2-hour plasma glucose of 140-199 mg/dL (oral glucose tolerance test)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes (other than gestational diabetes)
  • Do not have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)