Medicaid Diabetes Prevention Program

How the Diabetes PreventT2 Program Works

If you have prediabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the Diabetes PreventT2 Program—at the Mary Greeley Medical Center—is the free support you need to turn your health around. Iowans living in Boone, Marshall, or Story counties may be able to participate in the Diabetes PreventT2 Program (DPP). If you’re thinking about making healthy changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, the DPP Program may be a good fit for you. The program is a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program that can help you build healthy new habits that last a lifetime. When you join a lifestyle change program, you’ll learn, laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits – all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health. As part of this program, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthily, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

How the Diabetes PreventT2 Program Supports You

  • Trained Lifestyle and Health Coaches
  • Community Connectedness with Group Discussions
  • Tools and Resources for Self-Paced Learning
  • Weekly Support for the First 6 Months
  • Monthly Support for the Final 6 Months

Why Past Participants Joined the Diabetes PreventT2 Program

"I tried so many things before, but without the program, I would never have done this on my own. I had done every single thing out there that I could think of." —Debbie, Former PreventT2 Participant

"I'm so excited because I went to the doctor last week and all of my numbers were down and I officially no longer have prediabetes." —Vivien, Former PreventT2 Participant

Why Should You Enroll in the Diabetes PreventT2 Program?

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Lose Weight & Gain Strength Become Healthier Overall Learn Healthy Eating Habits Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

By continuing participation in the program, PreventT2 Program participants will receive:

  • A free digital scale
  • Two $30 gift cards 

Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center (Mary Greeley Medical Center)

Call 515-956-2880 and enroll in the DPP Program. 

This is a special pilot project of a partnership between the Iowa Department Health and Human Services, Amerigroup, Inc, Iowa Total Care, Inc., Mary Greeley Medical Center and Primary Health Care, East Side, and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Learn more about prediabetes and other health programs in Iowa.