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People with Prediabetes
Prediabetes is a condition where people have a blood glucose level slightly higher than normal, but not yet considered diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented! Research shows that people with prediabetes and those at high risk could significantly reduce their risk of diabetes by making modest lifestyle changes–lose 5-7% body weight and be physically active at least 150 minutes a week (at least 5 days, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity). Making these changes for life, goes a long way to lower risk of diabetes.
Who is at High Risk?
Some risk factors for prediabetes are:
- being overweight
- being physically active less than 3 times a week
- being 45 years or older
- having parent, brother or sister with type 2 diabetes
- ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.
About the Diabetes Prevention Program/MiDPP
A specially trained lifestyle coach will lead and support you and your group members through. You can choose what learning style works for you: online, in-person, or distance learning. To learn which options are available in your area- DPP Map Coming Soon!
Participants learn healthy behaviors with goals to achieve a 5-7% weight loss and work up to at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. The curriculum focuses on healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior modifications for stress management and problem-solving. MiDPP is not offered for someone with diabetes but rather for individuals who are at risk for diabetes.
Your group members are people with goals and struggles like your own. Your support will share ideas, cheer each other's success, and help solve problems that can get in the way of your goals.
What Will I Learn?
During the first half of the program, you will learn to:
- Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
- Add physical activity to your life, even if you do not think you have time
- Deal with stress
- Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work-like how to choose healthy food when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from you plan
In the second half of the program, you will work on the skills you have learned so you can keep up the changes you have made.
How Do I Know if I am Eligible?
To be eligible, you must meet all the following:
- Be enrolled in Michigan Medicaid or Healthy Michigan Plan (if interested in MiDPP)
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be overweight
- Not be pregnant
- Have never been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Have a recent blood test with results in the prediabetes range OR have a history of gestational diabetes OR score at high risk- Take the Prediabetes Risk Test
What Kind of Results Do People have with the DPP?
Many participants have lost weight, say they feel better, and are more active than they were before the program. The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health, help you feel more energetic, and even reverse your prediabetes.
How Much does the DPP Cost?
The cost of the DPP varies depending on location, organization offering it, and type delivery mode (in person, distance learning or online).
To learn more, ask the organization offering it about the cost. It may even be free!
The DPP is FREE for eligible Michigan Medicaid members and is called the MiDPP. Information about approved Medicaid DPP providers will be posted as it becomes available.
In addition, some employers and health plans cover the cost of these programs. Check with your employer or health plan to see if they cover the cost.
Individuals Enrolled in Medicaid
If you have prediabetes and have Medicaid, the Michigan Diabetes Prevention Program (MiDPP) is a free benefit that may work for you! It can help you lose weight, become more active, and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Your health care provider or your Medicaid health plan will help you find the right MiDPP provider for you.
The good news is that prediabetes can often be reversed with some healthy lifestyle changes through the MiDPP!shopping for healthy groceries
Imagine You Preventing Type 2
Join three real-life stories that demonstrate how the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program and the program’s lifestyle coaches have help real people take charge of their own health. This national campaign was created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Academy of Chronic Disease Directors, and ABC/Disney.
Could you have prediabetes? Take the test!
If you have prediabetes, find a diabetes prevention program in your area and join a group class led by a trained lifestyle coach.