The Diabetes Prevention Program is a high-level, evidence-based behavior-change course introduced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The year-long course, led by trained lifestyle coaches, consists of 16 one-hour core classes held over a 6-month period and six one-hour post-core classes held over a six-month period that include topics such as eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.
Classes are highly participative. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program is facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches in a classroom style, but most of the learning comes from sharing and helping others with similar challenges.
You are eligible to participate in this program if:
AND, one of the below:
Chronic Disease Prevention Unit
State of Wisconsin, Division of Public Health