The UPMC Western Maryland Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long program for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Participants will work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to make lasting changes, such as eating healthier, losing weight, reducing stress, and increasing physical activity.
Participants meet for one year – weekly for the first six months, then once a month for the second six months. The program is available in-person, virtual, online, and a combination to fit your schedule.
Who Can Qualify?
To qualify for the program, participants must:
- Be 18 years of age; and
- Be overweight or obese (Body Mass Index of 25+, 23+ if Asian); and
- Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes; and
- Have prediabetes, as verified by a blood test or history of gestational diabetes.
Participants must also have one of the following:
- Fast Blood Glucose between 100-125
- A1C between 5.7% – 6.5%
- OGTT between 140-199 two hours after
- History of gestational diabetes
- Positive screening from Prediabetes Risk Test
Ways to Register
If you do not have a primary care provider, UPMC Western Maryland can assist in connecting you with one.
- Call UPMC Western Maryland Community Health at 240-964-8424
- Download and fax form to 240-964-8415
- Ask your provider for a referral