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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 to register or for more information.

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

Columbia North YMCA
1400 N. Broad St., 19121
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Klein Wellness Center
2108 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19120
Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Spring Valley YMCA
19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd., Limerick, PA 19468
Thursdays* from 6 to 7 p.m.

Ambler Area YMCA
1325 McKean Rd., Ambler, PA 19002
Wednesdays** from 6 to 7 p.m.

 

Temple University Hospital

Various Locations

Call 215-707-7247 for more information.

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

New classes begin October 16 and October 17; classes remain open for up to 4 weeks for members to join.

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

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

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

New class begins October 18; class remains open for up to 4 weeks for members to join.

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 University Hospital

Various Locations

Call 215-707-7247 for more information.

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

New classes begin October 16 and October 17; classes remain open for up to 4 weeks for members to join.

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

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

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

New class begins October 18; class remains open for up to 4 weeks for members to join.

YMCA

 

YMCA
501 West Eleventh St., Wilmington, DE 19801
Pending

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.