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.
- Page last reviewed: January 14, 2016
- Page last updated: January 14, 2016
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