Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Take Charge of Your Health.

The Adagio Health Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle intervention program that can help you make lasting changes to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Diabetes Prevention Program includes:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum
  • Skill development to better equip you to lose weight, be more physically active, and effectively manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you
  • 16 general sessions and 6 monthly follow-up sessions to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes

This program is available for both men and women.

About Prediabetes

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed a diabetes. Prediabetes raises your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Without weight loss and/or physical activity, many people with the condition will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Kidney Failure
  • Loss of Toes, Feet, or Legs

The lifestyle changes made through the Diabetes Prevention Program will help you prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.

Risk Factors for Prediabetes/Type 2 Diabetes

  • 45 years of age or older
  • Overweight (Not sure if you’re overweight? Calculate your BMI here. A score over 25 indicates that you 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 the weighed more than 9 pounds.

What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk

  • Take the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” quiz.
  • Ask your healthcare provider to test you for prediabetes and to fill out this recommendation form.
  •  If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact us to find out if you qualify for the program.

For more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program contact Lisa Pysola at 412-253-8124 or lpysola@adagiohealth.org