Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is proud to announce that our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has gained full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the highest achievement possible and reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a high quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition. We are one of only 45 programs in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to earn this distinction.
Our DPP is a year-long structured program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetic patients have the opportunity over the course of one year to attend classes (in-person and virtually) and work with a lifestyle coach, who is a nutritionist. In class, patients learn about dietary changes, behaviors, and physical activity that can allow weight control to be sustainable. Class participants initially meet once a week in the first trimester, every two weeks in the second trimester and once a month in the third trimester. In this way, patients are able to learn and maintain these behaviors over time. The classes follow the CDC’s evidence-based curriculum, which is largely group-based and relies on participation from class members. Participants in our DPP have achieved an average seven percent weight loss, exceeding the CDC’s goal of five percent.
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