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©2019 by ParTNers Health & Wellness Center

Diabetes Prevention Program

To see if you're eligible call
615-741-1709

Time & Location

Weekly sessions: Next class kicks off January 2020 (details coming soon)

Partners Health & Wellness Center, 312 Rosa L Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN, USA

About The Event

You can avoid developing diabetes. And we’ll show you how.​

Diabetes is a disease that generally requires life-long care. Once you develop it, you must take active steps to not only control your blood sugar but also avoid diabetes-related health problems. These can include heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, eye disease and kidney disease, among others.

 

The good news: You can avoid developing diabetes. Most people have a condition called prediabetes before they develop diabetes. Prediabetes means your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. Nearly one-third of people with prediabetes will develop diabetes within five years.

 

A key step in avoiding diabetes is to recognize and treat prediabetes. You should be checked for prediabetes if you:

  • Are overweight

  • Are 45 years or older

  • Have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes

  • Are not physically active at least three times a week

  • Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds

  • Are African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Pacific Islander or Asian American

 

The ParTNers Center can screen you for prediabetes.

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The DPP can help!

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is designed to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. More specifically, your goal as a DPP participant is to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by losing at least 7% of your body weight through increased physical activity and healthier eating. Classes are led by licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lindsey Joe.

 

Orientation: Stay tuned for the date.

Weekly sessions: Next class kicks off January 2020

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As a participant, you’ll get:

  • 16 weekly, in-person sessions to teach you how healthy eating and physical activity can help reduce your risk

  • Nutrition counseling, including tips for grocery shopping, healthy recipes and more

  • Group support to motivate and inspire you to make healthier choices

  • A CDC-approved curriculum with tips to stay on track

  • Six months of support following the 16 weekly sessions

 

You may be eligible for the DPP if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are at least 18 years old and

  • Are overweight and

  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and

  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year:

  • A1c: 5.7–6.4% or

  • Fasting glucose: 100-125 or

  • Two-hour oral glucose: 140-199 or

  • Have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

 

Call the ParTNers Center at 615-741-1709 for a screening appointment. If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, you will not be eligible for the DPP.

 

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association

 

To register call
615-741-1709