Diabetes Prevention Program

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Prevention is Possible and Powerful!

Diabetes Prevention Program participants will be a part of a small, supportive group lead by a trained lifestyle coach. You’ll learn about healthier eating habits, ways to be more physically active and other behavior changes over the course of 16 weekly one-hour sessions. The group will continue meeting monthly, completing a full year of the Diabetes Prevention Program. As a participant, you’ll be working towards losing 5%-7% of your starting body weight and being physically active for 150 minutes per week.

Register for an Upcoming Workshop

Click the host location below to register for the workshop! A staff member will contact you to follow up with more information and to answer any questions you may have.

Host Location: Information Session and First Session Start Date:

UMHS Ypsilanti Health Center
Ypsilanti, MI

Information session: Monday, March 20, 2017
First session begins: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bethel Baptist Church
Norton Shores, MI

Information Session: Monday, March 20, 2017
First session begins: Monday, March 27, 2017
Times: 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Messiah Missionary Baptist Church
Grand Rapids, MI

Information session: March 20, 2017
First session begins: March 27, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.

UM-Flint Recreation Center
Flint, MI

Information session: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
First session begins: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church
Grand Rapids, MI

Information session: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
First session begins: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m.

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church*
Grand Rapids, MI

Information Session: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
First Session Begins: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
*This workshop will be intructed in Spanish

University of Michigan - North Campus Research Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Information session: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
First session begins: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Stockbridge Community Education
Stockbridge, MI

Information Session: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
First Session Begins: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Mercy Health Southwest Campus
Byron Center, MI

Information session: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.

University of Michigan Health Center
Livonia, MI

Information session: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
First session begins: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dexter Wellness Center
Dexter, MI

Information Session: Thursday, April 27, 2017
First Session Begins: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Western Wayne Family Health Center
Inkster, MI

Information session: Monday, May 1, 2017
First session begins: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tamarac Wellness Center
Fremont, MI

Information session: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
First session begins: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Family of God Community Church
Newyago, MI

Information Session: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
First Session Begins: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Allendale Township Library
Allendale, MI

Information session: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Georgetown Township Senior Center
Georgetown Township, MI

Information session: Monday, June 19, 2017
First session begins: Monday, June 26, 2017
Times: 3-4 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Coopersville United Methodist Church
Coopersville, MI

Information session: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Across Michigan

Do we not have a workshop scheduled near you? Fill out the 
Diabetes Prevention Program form to request information about upcoming workshops and suggest future workshop locations!


 

 

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The Diabetes Prevention Center’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program. This lifestyle change program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, become more physically active, and lose weight with the goal to delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the CDC, the Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the risk of new cases of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%, and by 71% in people over the age of 60.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition where people have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In Michigan, it is estimated over 2.6 million adults have prediabetes.

Know your risk

To qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes. Not sure if that’s you? Take this quick Prediabetes Risk Test to determine your risk. Your doctor can also tell you if you’re at risk through a blood test with one of the following results:

  • Fasting plasma glucose between 100-125 mg/d
  • A1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
  • 2-hour Plasma Glucose between 140-199 mg/dl

Family history also is a major risk factor, as well as a history of gestational diabetes.

Do I have to pay to participate?

The Diabetes Prevention Center has various funders and insurers covering the Diabetes Prevention Program. For more information about payment, attend a local Diabetes Prevention Program information session, email preventdiabetes@nkfm.org or call 800-482-1455. 

Who is the Diabetes Prevention Center?

The Diabetes Prevention Center is a division of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM), a premier provider of the Diabetes Prevention Program and other evidence-based programs in Michigan. In November 2014, the NKFM was the first organization in Michigan to receive full recognition under the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). The purpose of the DPRP is to recognize programs that have shown that they can effectively deliver a proven lifestyle change program to prevent type 2 diabetes

 

Thank you to our generous program supporters:

  • Area Agency on Aging - 1B
  • Beaumont Health
  • 5 Healthy Towns
  • Genesee Health Plan
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Priority Health
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • United States Department of Health & Human Services: Office on Women’s Health
  • University of Michigan

Testimonials

"When I first heard of the Diabetes Prevention Program I was not on board. I didn't think it pertained to me, but I attended because of my wife's suggestion. The program opened my eyes each week as I attended the weekly sessions. I have to say, having my wife at my side for support was a blessing. The benefits from what I learned will stay with me for a lifetime! I now look at labels on food, think twice about what I'm eating with more controlled portions, and have increased exercise by joining the YMCA.  Listening to others in the class and their problems were very much of my own. The whole workshop was a good experience! I'm thankful towards my lifestyle coach for doing an excellent job!" Doug - Taylor, MI

"The Diabetes Prevention Program is taught in layers, and wasn’t daunting at all. Each session is structured in a way you can easily wrap your brain around, and the lessons tag on to the lifestyle changes learned in the previous weeks. This program changed my understanding of what ‘exercise’ really is. I realized physical activity was more manageable when I was actually being active rather than exercising in place. I try to take extra walks with my dog as a way to increase my activity level in a productive way. I had a fabulous experience participating in the program. I appreciate the support from my lifestyle coach as well as the participants in my class always supporting one another." Gretchen - Ada, MI

Become a Lifestyle Coach

Empower adults to change their lives! Lifestyle Coaches deliver the Diabetes Prevention Center's National Diabetes Prevention Program using curriculum developed by the CDC. Lifestyle Coaches will help participants develop and maintain the skills needed to adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits, and support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working with the group to address any challenges or barriers that arise.

Lifestyle coaches receive free training and certification to implement the program and do not need to be health care professionals. A per session stipend of $50 is provided to facilitators. Facilitators should be able to commit to leading one workshop per year (this includes the 16 weekly sessions, and 6-8 follow up monthly sessions). Weekly time commitment varies between 4-6 hours per week.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles of behavior change and group facilitation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group
  • Ability to guide behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and create community within a group
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences, etc. 
  • Active listening skills
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles

Interested in becoming a coach?

To apply to become a lifestyle coach, please fill out the lifestyle coach interest form. The NKFM has established policies and procedures to ensure the quality of its Diabetes Prevention Program. Please read the lifestyle coach statement of understanding to further understand the requirements of a lifestyle coach.

If you have further questions about applying to become a lifestyle coach, contact hr@nkfm.org.

Below are some links that will help you along the way as a part of the Diabetes Prevention Program. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the DPP team at preventdiabetes@nkfm.org.