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Diabetes Prevention Program



In Idaho, 8.4 percent of people (nearly 100,000) have diabetes and 8.2 percent (more than 97,000) have prediabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on weight management, physical activity, building of self-efficacy and social support for maintaining lifestyle changes. Participants learn problem-solving strategies for overcoming challenges to sustain weight loss.

To be eligible for the DPP program you:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and,
  • Be overweight (BMI > 25; if Asian >23) and have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and either:
    • Have a blood test in the prediabetes range within the past year
      • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7-6.4% or
      • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125 (110-120 for Medicare) or
      • Two hour plasma glucose: 140-199
    • Or a score above 9 on the "Am I at Risk?" test.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your health. Contact Gritman Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Care at 208.883.6341 or email: DPP@gritman.org for more details and to register.

What is Prediabetes?

Follow the link to find out your risk for prediabetes: Am I at Risk?

Gritman Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Care Can Help

If you find out you have prediabetes, enrolling in Gritman's Diabetes Prevention Program can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The program is led by a trained lifestyle coach in a group setting.

You'll learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You'll discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.

For Physicians and Medical Providers

The 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG's) are now available upon request. If you are interested in receiving the printed versions of these Guidelines for your practice, please contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Public Health at 208.334.4928.

CPGs are also available online at diabetes.idaho.gov website.