Staff from Kansas providers and KHC trained for Diabetes Prevention Program
Twelve team members from clinics and hospitals in Kansas—along with two KHC Quality Improvement Advisors—recently completed training to be certified Lifestyle Coaches under the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
The training was sponsored by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and provided online by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES).
A third of American adults—or 88 million people—have prediabetes. People with prediabetes are at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
DPP programs are among those approved by CMS to help patients diagnosed with prediabetes work to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. Certified Lifestyle Coaches meet regularly with patients over the course of a year to lose at least 5% of their body weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity.