Unhealthy habits can develop over the years, and replacing them with healthy ones doesn’t happen overnight. But Mercy can help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Mercy’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Springfield, MO, uses a CDC-approved curriculum. Our DPP is offered within a small-group setting to give those at risk for type 2 diabetes the tools, skills and mutual support to adopt sustainable, healthy lifestyle choices and achieve weight loss.
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program in Springfield, MO, led by a CDC-trained lifestyle coach to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals (weekly, monthly, and long-term), and keep you motivated. You will meet with a group of 8-15 people in a small group setting where you will share ideas, celebrate successes and work to overcome obstacles. Our diabetes prevention and education program is tailored to meet the group's needs.
There will be a total of 26 sessions:
The diabetes program sessions will cover the following:
Each DPP session will build on the previous one. You will be asked to track your food and physical activity each week. Each session will start with a weigh-in, turning in food and physical activity logs, and a review of the previous week.
There are two goals for the Diabetes Prevention Program:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
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Learn more about Mercy's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Springfield by registering for an upcoming virtual information seminar.