Reducing the Impact of Diabetes: Diabetes Prevention Program
April 13, 2017
Telligen, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, offers the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The DPP is an expert-led 52-week program based on the groundbreaking National Institutes of Health (NIH) study that showed a comprehensive behavioral weight loss program can help people prevent diabetes, even more effectively than medication. The program focuses on long-term lifestyle changes that support healthy eating, stress reduction and increased physical activity.
Bringing the DPP to employers and their workforce makes it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in an evidence-based, affordable and high-quality lifestyle change program to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
Identification for the program occurs in one of three ways; 1) through a screening tool, 2) an elevated blood sugar (100-125), or 3) a BMI of 24 or greater. Once selected for the program, individuals who participate can expect;
- 22 educational sessions spanning 12 months
- Facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach
- Utilization of a CDC-approved curriculum
- Regular opportunities for direct interaction with the lifestyle coach
- An emphasis on behavior modification, managing stress and peer support