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People with pre diabetes have a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes yet. 

1 in 3 Americans have pre diabetes and most don't know it. Recognizing pre diabetes provides people with the opportunity to act before developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke. 





9 out of 10 people with pre diabetes don’t even know they have it! Without intervention, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. With numbers like that, it’s important to learn your risk and take action.

 Call the Prevention Connection to take the first step towards better health!


Call Center staff can ask you seven easy questions to help you determine if you're at risk of having pre diabetes. Your health care provider can also tell for sure if you have pre diabetes by testing to see if your blood sugar is higher than normal.  



Call the Prevention Connection to determine your risk and learn about the Diabetes Prevention Program. Call Center staff can direct you to a convenient online program or an in-person option at sites throughout Minneapolis.



What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The Diabetes Prevention program is a CDC recognized Lifestyle Change Program designed to lower the risk of developing diabetes by helping you eat healthier and be more active. Even small amounts of weight loss (5-7% of body weight) can lead to a 50% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing as little as 10 lbs for a 200 lb person over 1 year can have a big impact on health!


DPP TableScale 

Even A Small Amount of Weight Loss Can Cut Your Risk for Diabetes!  


 How can the Diabetes Prevention Program help?

· In-person classes or an online group


· Lead by a trained Lifestyle Coach… see the full cirucculm here

· Adults who have or are at risk of having pre diabetes are eligible

· Groups meet for a year—weekly for four months and then monthly after that

· Various locations and in multiple languages (Somali, Hmong, Oromo, Spanish)

· Free transportation and child care at most locations

· Free and low-cost options starting this Fall and Winter!




>To learn more about what it’s like to be in a Lifestyle Change Program for Diabetes, watch this video from the CDC 

>To learn more about the basics of diabetes and prediabetes, visit CDC’s Diabetes website.







Turning the Tide: Easy Tools for Clinicians to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes www.metrodoctors.com/prediabetes

Section 1: The Science of Prediabetes & How to Screen (30 mins)

Section 2: The Diabetes Prevention Program & How to Refer Using Diabetes Prevention Connection (30 mins)

Section 3: Payment/Reimbursement for Diabetes Prevention Screening & Program Services (30 mins)



Diabetes Prevention Poster (CDC)

Patient education discussion guide—picture based and all literacy levels!

Patient education Infographic — picture based and all literacy levels!

Risk Test for clinical use (DoIHaveDiabetes.com)

Rx Pad for clinical use

Diabetes Prevention Program Curriculum Guide (MHD

Medical Billing and Coding Tip Sheet for the DPP (MHD)

CDC-AMA Prevent Diabetes STAT toolkit:: http://www.ama-assn.org/sub/prevent-diabetes-stat/toolkit.html(developed for clinicians, by clinicians)



CDC Diabetes Prevention Program http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html

Prevent Diabetes STAT http://www.preventdiabetesstat.org/

MDH Diabetes Prevention website http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/programs-initiatives/in-communities/diabetesprograms.html

Research Articles on DPP http://icanpreventdiabetes.org/articles/

Medicare Coverage for DPP (Coming in 2018) https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/medicare-diabetes-prevention-program



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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

Last updated Oct 20, 2017



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