Virtual Diabetes Prevention Information Seminar (BHACC)

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

Over 96 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s 1 in 3 adults! Of those, more than 8 in 10 of them don’t even know they have it  and aren’t aware of the long-term risks to their health. 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, can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. For program details, visit

Not sure if you are at risk: To help those with prediabetes know where they stand and prevent type 2 diabetes, visit and take a one-minute risk test to know where you stand.

Risk factors of prediabetes include:

  • Being 45 or older
  • Being Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • Having a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
  • Being overweight
  • Being physically inactive
  • Having high blood pressure or take medicine for high blood pressure
  • Having low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglycerides
  • Having diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
  • Being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome

Register Today to Learn More About the Prevent T2 Program at One of Our Upcoming Virtual Information Seminars
While the information session is free, online pre-registration is required or you may call 973-322-7007.

  • Join our registered dietitians and diabetes care and education specialists with the Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention to learn more about this year-long program anticipated to begin in late 2022.
  • The information session will explain how the Prevent T2 sessions are designed to help you lose weight, eat healthy, be more physically active, receive support and manage stress.
  • This program is for those with a BMI≥25 (Non-Asian) or ≥23 if Asian-American.
  • Please note this is an information session; not an actual class.

About The Program
The Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention, located at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, is only the second health care facility in New Jersey to have received CDC full-recognition status -- a designation reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets CDC recognition standards. Most recently, the program was further recognized as CDC Full Plus Recognition for meeting all requirements, including the three retention thresholds.

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

Patient Testimonials

Read More About Barbara's Successful Journey to Reduce Prediabetes with the Prevent T2 Program

“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.