Healthy Columbus logo 2

diabetes prevention & control program

Type 2 diabetes threatens 1 in 3 Americans, and 90% of these people don’t know they’re at risk.  Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to be considered in the diabetic range.  Those affected will likely develop diabetes in the future if they do not change their lifestyle.

The Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at risk for diabetes make small, practical changes to their lifestyle to avoid type 2 diabetes (and associated complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness and even amputation).

 DPP graphicIn partnership with the YMCA of Central Ohio, employee and family members with the City's health insurance with Pre-Diabetes (high sugar) can participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost.  The programs is a 16 week class that meets weekly for one hour at a local YMCA branch.  Participants also receive a free membership to the Y during their enrollment in the program.   Referrals are made to the Diabetes Prevention Program at employee health screenings or by calling 645-0988 if you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or high sugar.

Employees and family members who wish to speak with a nurse case manager about their diabetes via UnitedHealthcare's Diabetes Support Program diagnosis can do so by calling 1.800.681.3849