Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program provided by Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a group setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance sessions.

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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 don’t 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 your plan—because everyone slips now and then

In the second half of the program, you will:

  • Enhance the skills you’ve learned so you can maintain the changes you’ve made
  • Continue to review key ideas such as tracking your food and physical activity, setting goals, staying motivated, and overcoming barriers
  • Continued support from your Lifestyle Coach as well as group members
  • You may learn some new information, too

The program goals are:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week


If you have these risk factors, may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

  • Being overweight or obese (i.e., BMI of 25 or higher)
    Being age 45 or older
  • Parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
  • Physically active fewer than 3 times a week
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • Belonging to one of the following ethnic populations: African Americans, Native American Indians, Latinos, Asian, Americans, and Pacific Islanders


To be eligible for a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be overweight (body mass index above 25, or 23 if you are Asian)
  • Have NOT been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • NOT be pregnant

In addition, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Have had a recent blood test in the prediabetes range, which includes one of the following tests and results:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4% or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 110–125 mg/dL or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL
  • Have received a result of high risk for type 2 diabetes on the Prediabetes Risk Test.
  • A doctor previously diagnosed you with gestational diabetes.


More than 84 million (1 in 3) American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. What’s more, nearly 90% percent of those people don’t know they have it. Having prediabetes greatly increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. It’s critical for Americans to learn their prediabetes risk, be screened regularly and take the steps necessary to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

A person with a high score on the online risk test (five or higher) is at significant risk for having prediabetes. However, only a blood test can determine an official diagnosis.

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If interested in more information about the Diabetes Program please reach out to Celine Siddall at celine.siddall@tananachiefs.org or call the Diabetes Program at 907-451-6682 ext. 3768.