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  • Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)


    Prevent T2 - Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

    Facilitator: Pima County Health Department Diabetes Prevention Program
    Description: Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you:
    Are at risk for getting diabetes?
    Have prediabetes?
    Have borderline diabetes?
    Have high blood sugar or glucose?
    Had gestational diabetes?

    You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.
    Who can participate? All qualifying Pima County employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents (18+)

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥25 or ≥23 if Asian)
    • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year
      • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7-6.4% or
      • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125mg or
      • Two-hour plasma glucose  140-199mg
    • Have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes and overweight
    • Have no previous diagnosis of diabetes by a physician and/or other health care provider
    • Cannot be pregnant before or during the sessions
    Delivery: In person, group classes
    Duration: Year-long program. Groups meet for 16 weekly classes and six bi-weekly and monthly follow up classes.
    Dates and Times: Starts November 29, 2018. Classes held Thursdays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm.
    Location: Abrams Building, 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Conference Room 1104
    How to get started: Pre-register by contacting the Diabetes Prevention Program at 520-724-9538 or by email.
    Incentives: Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points
    Earn 10 points for each class attended.
    Corporate Rewards Gift Cards*
    • Classes 1 – 16: attend at least 14/16 classes and earn a $50 gift cards
    • Classes 17 – 21: attend at least 4/5 classes in this range and earn a $25 gift card
    • Classes 22 – 26: attend at least 4/5 classes in this range and earn a $25 gift card

    *All gift cards are subject to taxation.

     Notes: The Pima County Health Department Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is voluntary and available to all employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents 18 years or older who meet the eligibility requirements. The program is administered by Pima County Health Department employees. If you choose to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program you will be asked to provide information on your prediabetes blood test results (Hemoglobin A1C, fasting plasma glucose, or two-hour plasma glucose), weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis, and pregnancy status. The information will be collected by a DPP staff member and is used to determine eligibility requirements for the program and to compare initial and final results. Information will only be shared with Employee Wellness in group aggregate format. Individual results will not be shared with Employee Wellness, management, or any other Pima County employee not on the DPP staff. DPP staff may share the information with the Centers for Disease Control in aggregate format.

    Incentives of various types and amounts will be available for employees who qualify by participating in a certain number of sessions. Attendance is reported by DPP staff to Employee Wellness. All prizes valued at $20 or more and gift cards, gift certificates and vouchers at any value are subject to taxation. Throughout the year-long program, Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points may be earned in more than one reporting year (March 1st – February 28th.) Incentives are not available for spouses/domestic partners or dependents.

    Participants may become disqualified and unable to continue the series at any point during the program for reasons such as a diagnosis of diabetes and pregnancy. However, Employee Wellness offers a variety of reasonable alternatives for participants who start the program and become disqualified. If you need a reasonable alternative, please contact Employee Wellness. Arrangements for make-up of any missed class can be made with the class facilitator. Participants must weigh in on the same scale each time.