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YMCA's Nationally Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program Coming To UC

Eligible faculty and staff members have the opportunity to participate, at no cost, in the YMCA’s nationally recognized Diabetes Prevention Program set to pilot on campus beginning this month.

Date: 2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Ashley Martin
Phone: (513) 556-0116

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is committed to investing in the health and well-being of its faculty and staff. UC Benefits and Be Well UC are partnering with the YMCA to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) on campus. This will be offered as a pilot program during 2018 for up to 100 eligible faculty and staff members at no cost.

About the DPP
The DPP is a nationally recognized program follows the CDC curriculum to help adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to improve their overall wellbeing. In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants over 25 sessions. Visit the Diabetes Resources and Services page for more information, such as a complete listing of dates and topics, Learn It Live sessions and more.

Who Can Participate?
  • Interested employees must meet the qualifications below:Enrolled in the UC Anthem medical plan for duration of DPP,
  • At least 18 years old,
  • Overweight (BMI =25), and
  • Prediabetes confirmed via one of 3 blood tests or previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes within 6 months of the date the DPP program begins.

    Not sure if you qualify or want to learn more? Check out the Learn It Live sessions below or on the the Diabetes Resources and Services page.

    Features and Privacy
  • UC Benefits is offering the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) on a pilot basis in 2018.  Participation is available for up to 100 eligible employees.  There is no cost for program participation ($429 value).
  • The DPP program includes FREE individual YMCA membership for 1 year ($750 value), and 20 Be Well UC points for completing all 25 sessions ($20 value).
  • No personal health information will be shared with UC. Only names and M#s of participants will be shared with UC to confirm eligibility.

    Learn More and Find Out If You Qualify
  • Learn It Live informational sessions will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in University Hall 360 and noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 6 in Tangeman University Center (TUC) 411. Interested employees can learn more about the DPP and meet the Lifestyle Coach that will be facilitating the sessions starting in March. Sign up today:
  • Visit the Diabetes Resources and Services page for program dates, guidelines and more.