Diabetes Prevention Program starting in June, 2023
A lifestyle change program focusing on healthy eating and increasing physical activity to decrease the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. This program is only for those not diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The class meets once a week for 16 weeks, and then once a month for 6 more months.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 18 million people in the United States. Self management education is critical to the medical care of the diabetic. To address this issue, the NC Division of Public Health has developed a recognized “umbrella” program with the ADA to provide self-management diabetes education in local health departments. ADA recognized programs can bill Medicaid, Medicare and have a sliding scale fee for self pay clients. North Carolina is the only state to provide an umbrella program.
The Diabetes Umbrella Education Program includes the following curriculum: disease process, diet, exercise, medication review and education, foot care, acute and chronic complications, mental health adjustments. Clients are required to set and sign patient centered goals for their diabetic condition at every encounter. The staff will measure their success and barriers at each assessment or class. On average the clients that have completed the Umbrella Program will have a decrease in their Hgb A1C by at least one point, weight reduction and are monitoring there blood glucose level independently on a regular basis.
We welcome clients to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program. However, to participate, you must be referred. ADA-recognized programs can bill medicaid, medicare and have a sliding fee for self pay clients. This program allows Private Providers in the County to refer their patients for Diabetic education which includes the following:
Clients are required to set and sign patient-centered goals for their diabetic condition with each encounter.
Referrals to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program (DERP)
We welcome clients to the Johnston County Diabetes Umbrella Program. The JCHD Umbrella Program Physician Referral Forms are linked below. Your referral along with copies of the clients most recent lab values can be faxed to 919-989-5279.
Our goal is to provide the highest possible care for the our clients.
Page last updated on: May 8, 2023