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Program Eligibility

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CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are designed for patients who have prediabetes and are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Follow the guidelines below to know which patients are eligible for the program.

Which Patients to Refer

To be eligible for referral to a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, patients must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight (body mass index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian) and
  • Have 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
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes

 

Prediabetes can be diagnosed via oral glucose tolerance tests, fasting blood glucose tests, or an A1C test. Blood-based testing is the most accurate way to determine if a patient has prediabetes.

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