Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

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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

Register for Additional Program Information

If you do not have a primary care provider, UPMC Western Maryland can assist in connecting you with one.

  1. Call UPMC Western Maryland Community Health at 240-964-8424
  2. Download and fax form to 240-964-8415
  3. Ask your provider for a referral

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