This program is a prevention program for those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you are currently living with diabetes, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan can connect you to other resources to help you manage your diabetes, like Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) or the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Diabetes-PATH program. For more information, visit nkfm.org/path or call the NKFM at 800-482-1455.
To qualify for this program, individuals must be 18 or older, have a BMI of 25 or greater, be at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by a physician. You can also take the Diabetes Risk Test to determine your personal risk. For more information on classes or to see if you qualify, email email@example.com or call the Diabetes Prevention Center at 800-482-1455.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program that consists of 16 weekly sessions, followed by monthly sessions for added support and to help maintain progress. Each session meeting is an hour long.
In a group setting, a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes. Topics covered include: healthy eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more!
No outside equipment is necessary for this program.
You can find a class location near you and RSVP for an information session by going to the Find a Class page. You can also call the NKFM at 800-482-1455 to sign up.