MBGH is working with the CDC
in recruiting employers, insurers, health care professionals and other
stakeholders to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program to
prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with pre-diabetes.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is
an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.
- The Diabetes Prevention
Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped
participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds
for a 200-pound person.
- These lifestyle changes
reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with pre-diabetes.
- Participants work with a
lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change
program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6
post-core sessions (1 per month).
Diabetes Prevention Program is a pay for performance program in which the
lifestyle coach is paid on participation and weight loss.
National Diabetes Prevention Program teaches participants strategies for
incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy. Lifestyle
coaches work with participants to identify emotions and situations that can
sabotage their success, and the group process encourages participants to share
strategies for dealing with challenging situations.
National Diabetes Prevention Program is a comprehensive program that can easily
fit into any company health and wellness strategy. MBGH has worked with Memphis
area employers including Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Pictsweet, and the
University of Memphis, to incorporate this program into their current wellness
initiatives. MBGH is also finalizing an employer implementation toolkit, which
will be available to member employers during the first quarter of 2014. To
learn more about the
program please visit http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/ and contact Tara Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you
are interested in getting involved!