Diabetes Prevention Program (English)

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The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program based in part on curriculum developed by the CDC.

The curriculum has been shown to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients.

Research examining the effects of a structured lifestyle change program showed that weight loss of 5%-7% of body weight achieved by reducing calories and increasing physical activity reduced the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for the disease.

The DPP is a free program thanks to support from the Potomac Health Foundation.

To learn more about this research, visit http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/preventionprogram/.

To participate, you must:

1. Be 18 and 43; with risk factors for type 2 diabetes or diagnosed with prediabetes.

2. Be overweight (BMI ≥24; ≥22 if Asian)

For more information or to enroll, please contact Johanna Segovia: jxsegovi@sentara.com or 703-523-0590

PARKING: Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance of the hospital Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30. You may also park in any of the parking lot areas.

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