Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Omada's "Prevent" is a CDC Recognized VIRTUAL Diabetes Prevention Program

San Francisco, CA – For the first time in its history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized digital programs — including Omada Health’s Prevent — as meeting the evidence-based standards for the agency’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). One of three digital programs to achieve CDC’s pending recognition status, Prevent is the only one to have published year-long data demonstrating weight-loss and blood sugar results that meet or exceed CDC standards. Having pioneered the category of digital therapeutics, Omada Health has now been recognized by the agency that leads federal government efforts on diabetes prevention. Here is a link to Omada's press release on CDC recognition and a link to the Prevent video.  

There are now over 20 organizations in Colorado who are recognized by the CDC to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program. To find a site near you please call 1-800-DIABETES or visit CDC Colorado Recognized DPP.

To find out more about the Diabetes Prevention Program please CDPHE's Diabetes Prevention Program page.

About the DPP:
People who lose just 5 – 7 percent of their body weight (10 to 14 pounds for someone weighing 200 pounds) greatly reduce their risk of developing diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program helps them reach this goal by eating healthier and increasing physical activity to a 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Taught by trained lifestyle coaches, this 16-week program includes weekly sessions on nutrition and physical activity, such as how to read food labels, how to develop and maintain a healthy diet, and how to deal with stress without overeating.

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