Remington Drug Co. Launches Diabetes Prevention Program

Preventing Diabetes is important, especially now with COVID 19! Remington Drug is now offering the Center for Disease Control’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

The DPP  focuses on its participants developing lifelong lifestyle habits centered around healthy eating and physical activity.  One of the huge strengths of this type of program is that it was developed for groups, which allows participants to learn from one another, cheer each other on and hold each other accountable.  It is facilitated (not taught) by a certified lifestyle coach.  We will be following the CDC standards and utilizing their curriculum for this program.  The curriculum is evidence based and the whole program has been well-vetted in producing the outcome of prevention of type 2 diabetes in over half of the participants since establishment. Per the CDC, “years of research show that a year-long, structured lifestyle change intervention reduced the incidence of diabetes by 58% among adults with prediabetes and by 71% in those aged 60 years or older”

We are currently recruiting for our first cohort of participants. Classes for this year-long program start on August 27 and will be held at the Remington Lions Club.  The time of the classes is still to be determined.   The class is open to anyone over the age of 18, who is overweight and who has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or who is at high risk for Type 2 diabetes.

 The class schedule is  aggressive:  the year long program begins with 16 core modules that are presented in weekly 1 hour sessions.  The maintenance phase of the program is 7 bi-weekly and then 4 monthly sessions to finish out the year.  There are 26 modules in the curriculum.  Participants’ success in achieving weight loss and in preventing Type 2 diabetes has been tied to retention in the program.  As part of the initial study on the effectiveness of the program, the CDC collected data which demonstrated a positive correlation between weight loss, prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and the number of classes attended.

In addition to the DPP, we also offer Diabetes Self-Management education, which is a referral-based program accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (formerly American Association of Diabetes Educators).  We have been running this program for  2 1/2 years now and have been successful in reducing A1C and weight in most of our participants, in addition to meeting the participants’ individual behavior change goals.  We are currently contracted with Medicare, and Anthem PPO and PAR plans for DSME.  Other insurances on a case by case basis.  We also offer our DSME program  on a cash basis.


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