Temple’s Diabetes Prevention Program is for people who have pre-diabetes (meaning they do not yet have diabetes). During the program’s 25 classroom sessions, a trained lifestyle coach will teach you and a small group of classmates about:
- How to make healthier food choices
- The importance of staying physically active
- Other behavior changes that can help prevent diabetes
This year-long program starts with 16 weekly sessions for the first 6 months. That is followed by 2 sessions per month for the second 6 months.
The goals of the Diabetes Prevention Program are to:
Lose 5% - 7% of your body weight
Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week