This information was removed from the Chronic Disease page due to the program NOT being offered at this time. Cut & Paste this back on the CD page when it is offered again.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
DPP is a free Lifestyle Change Program for those with pre-diabetes.
As a participant in this program you will learn about healthy eating, how to include physical activity into your lifestyle, and managing stress all while working with a trained lifestyle coach and gaining support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you will celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
The program uses an evidenced based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) curriculum.
To learn more about the curriculum visit the NDPP website.
Enrolling in the program is a year-long commitment. During the first half of the program, sessions are held weekly. During the remaining months of the year program sessions are held 1-2 times a month.
Each session is 1 hour long.
Participating in a lifestyle change program can decrease the risk of developing diabetes by 58%!
We are recruiting for new classes now!
Call 410-479-8080 for enrollment opportunities and details.
Dates, Times, and Locations to Be Determined
Program will be available at no cost to participants. All eligibility criteria must be met in order to enroll.
DPP Eligibility Requirements
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must be a Caroline County or Dorchester County Resident
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of 24 or higher (we can calculate this for you)
- Blood work drawn within the last year reflecting your pre-diabetic status or history of gestational diabetes.
(Copies of blood work may be faxed to us at 410-479-2014.)
- Limited income per state guidelines or uses Choptank Community Health for Primary Medical Care.