DID YOU KNOW?
1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Individuals with the following characteristics are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes:
- 35 years of age or older
- Family history of diabetes
- Physically active fewer than three times per week
- Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9lbs.
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If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes:
Living Well with Diabetes is a diabetes self-management program with interactive group education. The one-day (6 hours) program, including a 2-hour follow-up, includes a healthy lunch.
Living Well with Diabetes
- Requires a physician referral
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Approved by the American Diabetes Association
The teaching team includes a certified diabetes educator, nurse, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and a wellness coach/activity instructor.
A family member or support person is welcome to attend with you.
If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes:
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is for individuals over the age of 18 who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes but who DO NOT already have diabetes. UPMC Western Maryland offers classes in-person, virtual, online, and combination (some virtual, some in-person). The plan includes a minimum of 16 weekly sessions during the first six months and at least six-monthly sessions during the second six months. Each session is approximately 60 minutes.
DPP is a proven program established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.
Patients can self-refer or be referred by a healthcare provider.
The diabetes self-management program and the Diabetes Prevention Program are not weight loss programs. They are lifestyle programs. Going on a diet is not the treatment for diabetes or prediabetes; a lifestyle change is the treatment.
Talk to your healthcare provider or call for more information about these programs.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
UPMC Western Maryland Center for Clinical Resources | 240-964-8787
Diabetes Prevention Program
UPMC Western Maryland Community Health | 240-964-8424