Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Providence

Learning to manage diabetesPhoto courtesy: Providence

Submitted by Providence Health and Services

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  Ready to take preventative action? Help is on its way!

Providence Medical Group – Boldt Diabetes is now accepting applications for a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which will be offered in Lacey on Tuesdays beginning in June.

DPP is a CDC recognized, proven lifestyle change, year-long program that helps participants lose weight and cut their risk of diabetes in half.  Group classes meet weekly for the first 4 months, then twice monthly, then monthly, with a maintenance group meeting ongoing. 

View the PreventT2 flyer for more information.

Applications are now being accepted for patients that meet the following criteria:

1.       At least 18 years old and
2.       Be overweight (body mass index ≥24; ≥22 if Asian) and
3.       Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and
4.       Have a recent blood test (within the past year) result in the pre-diabetes range (qualifying labs below) OR been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Qualifying labs: Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% or Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.

Some insurance companies are covering some or all of cost of this program.  Participants also welcome to pay out of pocket or from a health savings account. Cost of this program will be $17.00 per 60min class (=$442.00/1 year program).

For more information, or to be scheduled for a screening contact:

Rachel Akins MPH RD, CDE
Diabetes Education Program Coordinator
Southwest Washington PMG Boldt Diabetes and Nutrition Clinic- Oly/Centralia
rachel.akins@providence.org

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