Submitted by Providence Health and Services

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  Ready taking 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 and Centralia beginning in June.

For the first time, this program is now covered by Medicare for qualified individuals. Others should check with their insurance provider about covering the cost of the program (about $442 for the year).

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.

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

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