PreventT2: A Diabetes Prevention Program

Take one minute and view the video above to see if you might have prediabetes.

If you score 5 or more on the video quiz, or your doctor has already told you that you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, take another minute to register for an upcoming orientation session to find out how PreventT2 can help you.

What can PreventT2 do for you?

This one-year program can help you to:

  • Reverse prediabetes through nutrition, physical activity and weight loss.
  • Learn how to better manage the habits, triggers, stressors and social occasions that often get in the way of making healthy choices.
  • Achieve and maintain a moderate amount of weight loss.
  • Develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Take the first step

Attend a FREE session to learn more about PreventT2. If you decide to join the program, you can enroll at the end of the session.

At the orientation session, you will

  • Gain a better understanding of this year-long experience.
  • Select time and location preferences. Offerings vary throughout the year.
  • Fill out enrollment forms if you decide to join.

The Next Orientation Session is:

Cancelled.  The next session is TBD.  Please check back for updates. 

Program Cost

The program is offered without charge to eligible Blue Care Network, UM-Premier Care members.

The program is also covered by Medicare Parts A and B. However, Medicare Advantage plans might not cover the program at Michigan Medicine. If you have Medicare Advantage, contact your insurance provider to find out which diabetes prevention programs they allow.

For all other insurance plans, an out of pocket fee will apply. Contact your insurance provider and/or your flexible health spending program to ask if some or all of the cost can be reimbursed to you.

More About Prediabetes

While many people know that type 2 diabetes is a serious health concern, far fewer people know about prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious but reversible condition that affects 84 million American adults, or 1 in 3 people. That could be your brother or sister, your best friend or partner, or even you. And without healthy lifestyle changes, prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes.

People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood glucose (sugar) levels but not high enough yet to be considered type 2 diabetes. When you have prediabetes, you’re on the road to developing type 2 diabetes and are also at increased risk for other serious health problems such as stroke and heart disease. Nearly 90 percent of people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it.

The good news is, with the right steps, prediabetes can be reversed. The key is to find out early whether you’re at risk.

Program Testimonials

Here’s what past participants have said about the program:

“Do it! And stick with it…I had lost a good amount of weight and my A1C was lower (I am no longer pre-diabetic)…And my blood pressure was down and my cholesterol numbers were greatly improved!! This program was the best thing I ever did. It got me focused and set me up for success.”

“My experience was great!  I lost nearly 9.3% of my starting weight and feel much better as a result.”

“Very worthwhile - good approaches to weight loss that I couldn't achieve on my own”

“The program's integrated approach to diet and exercise components was especially good for me, and having a dietitian, a reliable expert, as the group leader was excellent.”

“This program has been a motivational factor for me to get started in the right direction for my weight loss. It has been informative and educational. The program has given me the tools to continue on my healthy journey.”