Diabetes Prevention Program

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

Time & Location

Weekly sessions: Next class TBD

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

NOTE: In person DPP classes are suspended at this time. We will notify you via our e-newsletter when enrollment for the next class is available. In the meantime, consider participating in the FREE online Diabetes Prevention Programs available through their BCBST (Livongo) and Cigna (Omada) benefits. More information about the online programs is available here.

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: Next class TBD

Weekly sessions: Next class TBD

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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

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