Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
Did you Know 1 out of 3 American Adults has Prediabetes?
You may have prediabetes and be at risk for Type 2 diabetes if you:
- Are 45 years of age or older
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
GemCare Wellness is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a “Diabetes Prevention Program”. Our team of Registered Dietitians deliver a proven program that emphasizes the need to make lasting lifestyle changes through a supportive classroom setting over the course of one year to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes diagnoses. Using the CDC-supported curriculum, coaches educate and facilitate interactive discussions among groups whose goal is to lose 5-7% of their starting weight by the end of the year-long program. Classes cover a variety of health and wellness topics including meal planning, tips for eating away from home, and ways to increase daily physical activity. Sixteen group classes are delivered in the first 6 months of the program, and 6 group classes are delivered in the last 6 months of the program.
If you think you could be at risk for diabetes and are serious about being educated on management and prevention, take this quick, simple questionnaire and enroll today.
2019 CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 1! CLICK BELOW FOR DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS.
OUR PROGRAM FEATURES
In a classroom setting, this program takes place over the course of 1 year including 16 weekly courses and 6 monthly courses using approved curriculum from the CDC.
Together, we establish goals for healthy eating and increased physical activity. The program is designed to help you make positive, long-lasting lifestyle changes.
Education provided by Registered Dietitians on how to prevent diabetes encourages lasting, lifestyle changes and PROVEN RESULTS!
Do you QUALIFY?
- 18 years or older with BMI > 24kg
- No previous diagnosis of Type 1 or 2 Diabetes
- Have been clinically diagnosed with Prediabetes or gestational diabetes during a previous Pregnancy
My life is forever changed and positively impacted just by being educated on diabetes and ways to prevent it. Classes were easy-to-understand and helped motivate me to make lifestyle changes.