Diabetes Prevention Program

Bingham Memorial Hospital is proud to provide the Diabetes Prevention Program. People with prediabetes have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Diabetes is a major cause of kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness among adults, and foot and leg amputation.

About the National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long lifestyle change program in which people at risk for type 2 diabetes meet in a group with a trained Lifestyle Coach. During the program, participants learn ways to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into their daily lives and set two primary goals.

Participants meet weekly for approximately 16 weeks, then monthly for the remainder of the year. During the program, participants keep track of their food intake and physical activity and work with the Lifestyle Coach and the group to overcome barriers to a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, visit the CDC’s website.

Participants in the program get the help and support to make and sustain lifestyle changes.

Why Does it Work?

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the success of the National Institutes of Health-led Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) research study, which showed that people at risk for type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce their risk by losing 7% of their body weight through healthy eating and physical activity. The group interaction is crucial to the program’s success. With a supportive group to cheer their successes and empathize with their setbacks, participants don’t have to make lifestyle changes alone.The lifestyle change program brings the proven success of the DPP research study to people in communities around the country.

How Does the Program Assure Quality Services?

All programs are led by Lifestyle Coaches who have been specially trained by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University, an official partner of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Group classes focus on:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress Reduction and Coping Skills
  • Increased Physical Activity
  • Lifestyle Change (Lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%)

Who Can Participate in the Program?

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 24 or higher, have prediabetes, or have been told by a doctor that you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, then you may be eligible to participate in the lifestyle change program.

How Can You Sign Up?

This proven-effective lifestyle change program will be offered in Blackfoot. Please take this short quiz to assess your risk.

The course will be starting soon, so sign up now. (Please call for pricing.) Seats fill up quickly! To make a change for life please contact:

Katie McDonald

Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator and Lifestyle Coach

(208) 716-5791 (work)

(208) 782-9953 (fax)

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