Hi, this is Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD, the director of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at UTMB. I invite you to fill in this survey to identify whether you have prediabetes or are at risk for prediabetes. If you do, we offer a free-of-charge educational program named PreventT2®.  This lifestyle change program features an approach proven to stop/delay prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes. By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. PreventT2® at UTMB is fully recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is part of a national DPP to decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the US.

The PreventT2® program at UTMB is delivered by certified Lifestyle Coaches using a CDC-accredited curriculum. Enrolled participants will learn how to make and maintain lifestyle changes in group sessions of 10-15 participants per class. The group members meet weekly-biweekly (for 6 months) and then monthly (for 6 months). Minimal attendance of sessions is required (12 sessions throughout the year-long program). Please refer to UTMB website to learn more (www.utmb.edu/diabetes).

Suppose you were found eligible to join the program, you will be prompted to select your preferred time for classes and enroll. It may take up to 2 months to start a class (we need to have 10-15 participants to start). Please expect to hear from your lifestyle coach 1 week before the class to send you educational material. If you have any questions/concerns, do not hesitate to write in the comments, and we will get back to you timely. Thank you.

Hanaa Sallam, MD, PhD, CDCES


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