Could your patients benefit from a Diabetes Prevention Program?
The 2018-2023 Tri-County Health Improvement plan identified the need for an increase in pre-diabetes screening and intervention to address the high burden of type 2 diabetes in the tri-county area. Our hope is that we can partner with you to improve the health of your patients and prevent them from developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic medical conditions through a free or low-cost evidence-based program detailed below.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-lead program designed to promote lifestyle change in individuals with diagnosed pre-diabetes or that are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In adults that fit the criteria for enrollment in a diabetes prevention program, this curriculum has been shown to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% and lower their risk for other chronic medical conditions.
With the PreventT2 Program you get:
- A CDC-approved curriculum.
- The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress.
- Cooking demonstrations and incentives including cookbooks, exercise equipment, and more.
- A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you.
- Support from other participants with the same goals as you.
- A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.
Individuals entering the AccessHealth Tri-Country Network Diabetes Prevention Project Expansion, sponsored by Trident United Way should be overweight (BMI>25) and meet at least one of the following specifications as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program’s Standards and Operating Procedures, published March 1, 2018:
- Fasting glucose of 100-125 mg/dl
- Plasma glucose measured 2 hours after a 75-gm glucose load of 140-199 mg/dl
- A1C of 5.7-6.4
- Clinically diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during a previous pregnancy (may be self-reported)
- A positive screening for pre-diabetes based on the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test (https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest/)
- No current or previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
For more information, or to receive a participant flyer to distribute at your practice, contact
Sha’Vonda Jones, Community Health Worker
by email at Sha’Vonda.Jones@rsfh.com or by phone at 843-402-2200 or 843-743-2777
Know that, when you refer your patients to us, we will be using the Bi-directional feedback loop process as outlined by the AMA in order to collaborate with you and produce the best results for your patients. This process is detailed below:
If your patient is a candidate for the Prevent T2 program, please fill out the referral tool by clicking on the button below so that we may contact them to enroll in our next program.