Diabetes Prevention Program at NUNM

New cohort begins Jan. 8, 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 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.

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

Program Schedule

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

Sessions are held at:
Helfgott Research Institute, Violet Beebe Classroom
2220 SW First Ave, Portland, OR 97201

For more information:
cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.htm