Diabetes Prevention Program

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. Do you?

So, what is prediabetes? Prediabetes is when someone’s blood glucose (sugar) level is too high but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can become type 2 diabetes if it is not treated. More than 84% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it and aren’t aware of the long-term risks to their health.

Take the risk test now to see where you stand

Without taking action, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed. Research shows the Prevent T2 Program, a year-long program recognized by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and offered by The Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention, can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. (For program details, visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.)

You can prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes with the PREVENT T2 Program.

The Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention, located at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, has received national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its efforts aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes. The Center is one of only three programs in New Jersey to have received CDC Full Plus Recognition -- a designation reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets CDC recognition standards.

Registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators with The Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention will lead Prevent T2Program participants through sessions designed to help them lose weight, eat healthy, be more physically active, receive support and manage stress.

Since The Center began offering the Prevent T2 program in 2018, participants have:

  • lost a total of 1,272 pounds or 5.6 percent of their body weight
  • averaged 239 minutes of physical activity per week
  • saw an average reduction in HbA1c of 0.2% which approximates to a 58% risk reduction of developing diabetes

lost weight

physical activity

lower A1c

Patient Testimonials

“I am grateful that Cooperman Barnabas offered this type of program. I learned so much about diabetes and why you want to prevent it, if you can.”

“Due to Covid-19, not possible to be in class. Having the handouts on computer and conference call was next best thing.”

There are certain requirements that need to be met to be eligible to participate in the program.

To learn if you are eligible, please call 973-322-7007.

Patient Stories

  • I am grateful to RWJBarnabas Health and the Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention for having the program.

    Phylis
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  • "I don't think it really has been a struggle too much because they've been dealing with good people and good doctors so it makes life a lot easier"

    Gregg
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