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Prediabetes Prevention Program Participant Testimonial

"I have seen the devastating effects of diabetes on my mother and grandparents. After a wake-up call at my doctor's appointment I knew I had to make some changes in my lifestyle. I learned about the Bryan LifePointe diabetes prevention program, and knew that if it was sponsored by Bryan Health, it had to be good. With help from the Bryan LifePointe diabetes educators I've learned what is necessary to help me prevent diabetes, and preventing diabetes is a much better option than living with diabetes.

- Jeanie, NDPP program participant

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Take advantage of a proven program to reduce your risk of, or reverse prediabetes

Are You at Risk?

Take this simple online screening test to find out if you're at risk for prediabetes.

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Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Nearly 90 percent of adults who have prediabetes don’t know they have it!

Risk factors include:

  • 45 years of age or older
  • Overweight
  • Family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Physically active fewer than three times per week
  • Previous gestational diabetes

The National Diabetes Prevention Program, taught by Bryan diabetes educators, can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent! As part of a group, you will work with a trained diabetes prevention coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting lifestyle changes. The program includes 16 weekly sessions and six monthly sessions.

Group classes focus on:

  • Healthy eating
  • Weight loss
  • Stress reduction and coping skills
  • Lifestyle change
  • Increase physical activity

Who Can Participate in the Program?

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 24
  • Have documented prediabetes by blood test or
  • Have been told by a doctor that you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Unsure if You Qualify?

Talk to your doctor to find out, or determine your risk by:

How to Register for This Program

Class size is limited. If you meet the eligibility requirements of this program, or if you have questions, please contact the Bryan Diabetes Center at 402-481-6300 or bryandiabetes@bryanhealth.org.

Some insurance plans will cover the cost of the program. Please check with your insurance provider to see if the National Diabetes Prevention Program is a covered service.

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