Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change program for people at high risk for developing diabetes. The program discusses healthy eating, physical activity, problem solving, and stress management. The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the interventions learned in this program reduce the incidence of diabetes by 58% - 71%, depending on the participant's age. Additionally, studies show an improvement in blood pressure control, a reduction in triglycerides, and an increase in HDL cholesterol, resulting in greater than a 25% reduction in use of medications for blood pressure and cholesterol control.
Are you interested in starting a Diabetes Prevention Program at your facility? Contact Melissa Coull, Diabetes Clinical Outreach Coordinator, at 605-688-6011 or email Melissa Coull.