Health Promotions/Disease Prevention

Diabetes Prevention Program

What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  One in three adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it.  If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you may develop type 2 diabetes within three years.

Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active fewer than three times per week, or
  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds.

This simple, seven-question quiz assesses if a person is at risk for having prediabtes. Click here


Prediabetes Risk Test
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Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
Yes!  You can start preventing type 2 diabetes today and you do not have to do it alone.  Finding the Diabetes Prevention Program was your first step on that journey toward taking charge of your health to prevent type 2 diabetes.

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle training progran that teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy.  You'll work with a trained lifestyle coach and a group of people like you.  You'll learn how to make the changes you need to live a healthier life, lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress.  Groups meet for one hour a week for 16 weeks and then once a month for eight months.

Who can participate?
You are eligible to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program if you are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Overweight (BMI > 25)
  • Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes; or
  • Have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the last year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant

You can enroll in the program by filling out the attached Participant Information Form and faxing it to Rochelle at 541-963-0952.

OEBB/PEBB MEMBERS - to enroll in the program, fill out the attached OEBB/PEBB Participant Information Form and fax it to Rochelle at 541-963-0952.  Participation in the program is a covered benefit for OEBB members who are currently enrolled in an OEBB medical plan and work for, or are a dependent of someone who works for an OEBB/PEBB Entity in Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, or Wheeler County.

Click here to find a Diabetes Prevention Program workshop in your area!


















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