Diabetes Prevention Program at NUNM

New cohort begins Feb. 12, 2019. The new year equals a healthy start!
Additional sessions start throughout the year. Contact the clinic for information.

Are you a patient who meets the following criteria?

  • At least 18 years old; and
  • Body mass index ≥25 (≥23 if Asian American); and
  • Have had no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes; and
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4%, or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL, or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

– OR –

  • At least 18 years old; and
  • Have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

Find out if you qualify with this diabetes risk test. | Calculate your BMI.

NUNM’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 12-month program with 22 sessions of behavioral and nutritional counseling in a group setting, taught by a naturopathic physician and/or nutritionist. The first 12 sessions are weekly, then two months of bi-monthly; the last six sessions happen monthly. Classes are covered by most insurance. For patients without insurance, a time-of-service discount applies and each class costs $25.

For questions, email Dr. Andy Erlandsen at aerlandsen@nunm.edu. To register for the program, call 503.552.1555.

“My experience with DPP was wonderful. It really kept me accountable with a group of people who were going through the same journey as me. I think that accountability really helped me lose the 20 pounds that I lost during the program by making healthier food choices and walking my neighborhood on a daily basis. Dr. White was really instrumental in explaining how to make healthier choices by explaining how food affects the body and redefining exercise in terms of movement. I believe that she took away a lot of the stigma associated with the words diet and exercise and really motivated us to make the lifestyle changes needed to prevent diabetes.”

Chris, Diabetes Program Participant 2018

Program Schedule  | Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

1 -- 2/12/2019Introduction to the Program
2 -- 2/19Get Active to Prevent T2
3 -- 2/26Track Your Activity
4 -- 3/5Eat Well to Prevent T2
5 -- 3/12Track Your Food
6 -- 3/19Get More Active
7 -- 3/26Burn More Calories Than You Take In
8 -- 4/2Shop and Cook to Prevent T2
9 -- 4/9Manage Stress
10 -- 4/16Find Time for Fitness
11 -- 4/23Cope with Triggers
12 -- 4/30Keep Your Heart Healthy
13 -- 5/14Take Charge of Your Thoughts
14 -- 5/28Get Support
15 -- 6/11Eat Well Away from Home
16 -- 6/25Stay Motivated to Prevent T2
17 -- 7/9When Weight Loss Stalls
18 -- 8/13More About Carbs/Take a Fitness Break
19 -- 9/10Have Healthy Foods You Enjoy
20 -- 10/8Get Enough Sleep
21 -- 11/12Get Back on Track
22 -- 12/10Prevent T2 for Life!

Sessions are held at:
Helfgott Research Institute, Violet Beebe Classroom
2220 SW First Ave., Portland

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