Diabetes Prevention Program at NUNM

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 WendyLeigh White, ND. 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.

Want to learn more before signing up? FREE info sessions happening Tuesday, May 1 and 8 from 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Helfgott Research Insitute, Violet Beebe Classroom
2220 SW First Avenue, Portland

For questions, email Dr. White at wlwhite@nunm.edu. To register for the program, call 503.552.1555.

Program Meeting Schedule — New Session Begins May 15, 2018

DateSession Name
5/15/181. Introduction to the Program
5/22/182. Get Active to Prevent T2
5/29/183. Track Your Activity
6/5/184. Eat Well to Prevent T2
6/12/185. Track Your Food
6/19/186. Get More Active
6/26/187. Burn More Calories Than You Take In
7/3/188. Shop and Cook to Prevent T2
7/10/189. Manage Stress
7/17/1810. Find Time for Fitness
7/24/1811. Cope with Triggers
7/31/1812. Keep Your Heart Healthy
8/14/1813. Take Charge of Your Thoughts
8/28/1814. Get Support
9/11/1815. Eat Well Away from Home
9/25/1816. Stay Motivated to Prevent T2
10/9/1817. When Weight Loss Stalls
11/13/1818. More About Carbs/Take a Fitness Break
12/11/1819. Have Healthy Foods You Enjoy
1/8/1920. Get Enough Sleep
2/12/1921. Get Back on Track
3/12/1922. Prevent T2 for Life!

Sessions will be held at:
Helfgott Research Institute, Violet Beebe Classroom
2220 SW First Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon

For more information: