Program details for 2022
2022 Free virtual information sessions
Thursday, January 20th from 6-7 PM
Thursday, January 27th from 6-7 PM
*To sign-up contact Elan Adre (see details below).
2022 Diabetes Prevention Program begins
Thursday, February, 3rd from 6-7 PM
Note: Information sessions are free and open to the public and do not require participants to be OHSU patients.
Last updated: 12/21
Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks followed by every other week for the remainder of the year.
Meet virtually using WebEx. Details on how to connect will be provided by staff once you are registered for the program.
How does the program work?
The National DPP is a year-long lifestyle change program. During the program participants' work with a lifestyle coach and the group to overcome barriers to healthy living as well as tracking food intake and physical activity to achieve two primary goals:
A weight loss of 7%.
150 minutes a week of physical activity.
Who is eligible to participate in this program?
Eligible participants must be 18 years or older, have a body mass index of 25 or higher (23 or higher if of Asian descent).
Have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
Or have a history of gestational diabetes.
Or a doctor has indicated that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
To calculate your BMI or body mass index go to the National Health Institutes: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
The one-year program cost is $499. Both Medicare and Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan/OHP) cover 100% of the cost of National Diabetes Prevention Program. Some commercial and employer-based health plans also cover the program. If you have commercial or employer-based medical insurance, please check with your specific plan for details on coverage.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the success of the National Institutes of Health-led Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). Research has demonstrated that the risk for transitioning from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes can be reduced by 58% via a lifestyle program of healthy eating, regular physical activity and modest weight loss.