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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

By CMS.gov on 9/26/2019

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes. The clinical intervention consists of a minimum of 16 intensive “core” sessions of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved curriculum furnished over six months in a group-based, classroom-style setting that provides practical training in long-term dietary change, increased physical activity, and behavior change strategies for weight control. After the completing the core sessions, less intensive follow-up meetings furnished monthly help ensure that the participants maintain healthy behaviors. The primary goal of the expanded model is at least 5 percent weight loss by participants. About 23 million US adults with prediabetes are age 65 or older and could directly benefit. For more information, visit the MDPP Website: https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/medicare-diabetes-prevention-program/  or refer to the CDC booklet.