Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Center is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program developed by the Center for Disease Control and proven to help motivate and support you in making lifestyle changes that decreases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Our program teaches you how to make better food choices, increase physical activity and find helpful ways to cope with stress. Over the course of the next 12 months, we provide you with tools to help you make long-term lifestyle changes and improve your health. 

The goals of our program are:

  • At least 5-7% weight loss by 6 months
  • 150 minutes of exercise a week
  • Weekly “weigh-ins”
  • Keeping a food log that will be reviewed each week by a Registered Dietitian 

Our sessions are taught by CDC trained lifestyle coaches who are nurses, dietitians, and exercise physiologists. Over the next 12 months, you will work closely within the group and with the lifestyle coach to meet your personalize goals. Our program is divided into two phases. Phase one is the “Core Phase” of the program from months 1-6 and entails weekly sessions. The goal of this phase is to ensure strong support for you to create new habits and lifestyle changes. Phase two is the “Maintenance Phase” of the program and entails bi-monthly, and eventually monthly sessions. The goal of this phase is to maintain the weight loss and physical activity habits you have put into place during phase one.

Find out if you qualify

You qualify if you have one of the following: 

1. A1c 5.7-6.4%
2. History of Gestational Diabetes
3. BMI >24
4. Fasting blood sugar of 100-125

Or, you must score of 9 or higher on the prediabetes screening test. 

For more information, to see if you qualify or to enroll, call 336-716-8233 or email carothom@wakehealth.edu.

Take the Test Know Your Score
Yes No Question
1 0 Are you a woman who has a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth? 
1 0

Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes? 

1 0 Do you have a parent with diabetes? 
5 0 Find your height on the chart below. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight for your height? 
5 0 Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?
5 0 Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?
9 0 Are you 65 years of age or older? 


At-risk Weight Chart (pounds)
Height Weight
4'10" 129
4'11" 133
5'0"  138
5'1" 143
5'2" 147
5'3" 152
5'4" 157
5'5" 162
5'6" 167
5'7" 172
5'8" 177
5'9"  182
5'10" 188
5'11" 193
6'0" 199
6'1" 204
6'2"  210
6'3" 216
6'4" 221