Prevention Is Possible: Reduce Your Diabetes Risk This Spring

Green fruits and vegetables with a fork and measuring tapeIf you’re among the one in three American adults living with higher than normal blood sugar, or prediabetes, join a group in person or online this spring to find the support you need to move more, eat a healthy diet, and reduce your health risks. The Diabetes Prevention Program is proven to cut the risk of developing diabetes in half. It’s covered with no out-of-pocket cost for eligible U-M Premier Care members, and it qualifies for MHealthy Rewards

If you’re among the one in three American adults living with higher than normal blood sugar or "prediabetes," join a group in person or online this spring to find the support you need to move more, eat a healthy diet, and reduce your health risks. The Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lasting changes to reduce your risk of diabetes and other health problems. It’s covered with no out-of-pocket cost for eligible U-M Premier Care members, and it qualifies for MHealthy Rewards in 2018.

Not Sure About Your Prediabetes Risk?

To see if you are at risk for prediabetes, take this short quiz about your risk factors for prediabetes. Or watch this one-minute video that walks you through the quiz - with baby goats!

If you score 5 or higher on the quiz, talk to your doctor about getting an A1C blood sugar test to check for prediabetes. An A1C test result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent indicates prediabetes.

Join a Group This Spring

New Diabetes Prevention Program classes are starting on campus, online and throughout southeast Michigan over the next several weeks. Four partners offer the program to U-M Premier Care members and the broader community.

Omada

Omada, an online version of the program, offers the fastest way to get started with the Diabetes Prevention Program. New Omada classes begin every week. Learn more or register for Omada.

Diabetes Prevention Center

Upcoming Diabetes Prevention Center start dates:

  • Livonia, MI - University of Michigan Health Center - information session March 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm (sessions begin March 28)

Contact the Diabetes Prevention Center online, by email at preventdiabetesUM@nkfm.org, or by either text message or phone at (734) 476­-7963 for more information or to register.

Ann Arbor YMCA

Upcoming YMCA start dates:

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Ann Arbor YMCA

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the U-M Ross School of Business

  • Monday, April 16 at 6:00 pm at the Ann Arbor YMCA

Contact the YMCA online or by phone at (734) 661-­8036 for information or to register.

University of Michigan MEND Outpatient Diabetes Education

Upcoming MEND start dates:

  • Domino's Farms, Lobby C - orientation Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (sessions begin Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.)

Contact MEND online, by email to MEND-diabetes@med.umich.edu, or by phone at (734) 998-­2475 opt. 1 for more information or to register.

Learn More

Learn whether the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you. And for additional support in reducing your health risks, check out MHealthy programs for physical activity, nutrition and weight management.