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Telehealth National Diabetes Prevention Program

A Virtual Program Aimed at Preventing Diabetes

The Telehealth National Diabetes Prevention Program is a forward-thinking lifestyle change program focusing on life skills, exercise, nutrition, and health education to help participants prevent diabetes. It is tailored to the unique needs of people at high risk of developing diabetes and designed for participants who may find attending in-person sessions challenging.

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The program arms its participants with leading strategies and techniques to live life healthier in as little as 26 weeks. 

Sessions are held in an online format led by the same trained lifestyle coaches who run PreventionLink’s popular diabetes prevention program, which has been recognized by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Virtual participants receive the same level of care, attention, and guidance as if they were attending an in-person program—all they need to do is log on and start learning. 

How the Program Works

The Telehealth National Diabetes Prevention Program is a 26-week interactive program. Lauded nationally, the program has been proven to cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 50% and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.  Classes are held in a group setting and address a wide range of participant needs.

Coaching and Support

Using a research-based curriculum filled with proven strategies, trained lifestyle coaches cover topics such as exercise and physical activity, healthy eating and weight loss, and how to manage stress and stay motivated. Throughout the program, participants are supported by their primary care provider and lifestyle coach to reach their personal health goals. Participants may also be assigned to a community health worker who will provide one-on-one support to help them live healthier lives and remove any barriers preventing them from accessing the quality of care they deserve.

Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Connections to medication assistance programs that may help lower drug costs,
  • One-on-one support to better understand and successfully complete the program,
  • Tips on how to add healthy eating habits and exercise to their everyday routine,
  • Education and tips to better understand, manage, and prevent heart disease,
  • An expert review of their medications and creation of a personalized medication schedule so that they know they are taking their medicines on time and correctly.

Participate in the Program

Southern Maryland residents interested in learning how to make lifestyle changes to help them take better control of their diabetes, improve their diet, and reduce their risk for diabetic complications can benefit most from this program.

No Cost

This program is free to eligible participants.

Virtual Sessions

Sessions are held virtually through online video links accessible via your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Progress Reporting

We regularly provide participant progress reports to referring providers using our two-way communication system.

Get Started

Take the next step, get started today. Contact PreventionLink at (301) 883-7220.