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Diabetes Prevention Program

Through HPP's diabetes prevention program and Prevent Diabetes STAT toolkit, providers can help members reduce the chance of developing diabetes.

Medicaid Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Do you have Medicaid patients with risk factors for diabetes or patients with prediabetes? Those patients may benefit from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention- (CDC) recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program. Medicaid patients may be eligible based on BMI, HbA1c results and other factors; please consult the Medicaid Eligibility Requirements.

DPPs help at-risk members make healthier lifestyle choices and may prevent diabetes from developing through weight loss, a healthier diet, stress reduction and increased physical activity.

The year-long program, held locally and facilitated by a trained coach, teaches members how to modify their lifestyle habits through problem-solving and coping techniques. There are 25 one-hour sessions delivered over the course of a year. See the table below for a list of upcoming classes

Locations

Date & Time

YMCA

Various locations

Call 215-963-3726 for more information.

Haverford Area YMCA
891 N. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m.

West Philadelphia YMCA
5120 Chestnut Street, 19139
Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Temple Health

Various Locations

Call 215-707-7247 for more information.

Fortaleza - For Spanish-speaking members
133 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Jeanes Hospital
7600 Central Avenue
Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. & Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Zion Baptist Church
3600 N. Broad Street
Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) 

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program with another year of maintenance classes. It’s facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach and taught in a small group setting. It teaches lifestyle modifications through problem-solving and coping techniques to make positive changes. There are 12 months of core sessions (25 one-hour sessions delivered over the course of a year) followed by an additional 12 months of ongoing maintenance sessions for participants who meet weight loss and attendance goals.

For more information, please consult the Medicare Eligibility Requirements. See the table below for a list of upcoming Medicare DPP classes:

Locations

Date & Time

Temple Health

Various Locations

Call 215-707-7247 for more information.

Fortaleza - For Spanish-speaking members
133 W. Hunting Park Avenue 
Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Jeanes Hospital
7600 Central Avenue
Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. & Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Zion Baptist Church
3600 N. Broad Street
Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

YMCA

Call 302-572-9622 for more information.

YMCA
501 West Eleventh Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Learn More:

Prevent Diabetes STAT (screen, test, act today) Toolkit

Another initiative to prevent diabetes—the Prevent Diabetes STAT between the American Medical Association and the CDC—aims to inform health care providers and the public about the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes. Visit preventdiabetesstat.org to learn more.