Patient Nancy Smith-Hogan

Diabetes Prevention Program A Virtual “Miracle”

Helping people develop the skills to make healthier choices can form lifelong healthy habits. That is the goal of the MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a national program designed for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or who are at risk and want to make a healthy lifestyle change.

MaineHealth offers this program for free across Maine and in parts of New Hampshire, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, launched DPP classes virtually. Now, participants can attend the program and receive a year of support from a trained lifestyle instructor, as well as peer support and discussion with others who share similar goals, from the comfort of their own home.

MaineHealth is committed to keeping our communities healthy, especially as we navigate through this public health crisis. Our online DPP classes ensure that participants get the resources and support they need to live a healthier lifestyle.

More than 660 people participated in the DPP program in FY20.

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