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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Effective April 1, 2018, ATRIO Medicare Members at risk for type 2 diabetes have access to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) as a preventive service.

MDPP is a lifestyle change program that can help you lose weight, adopt healthy habits and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The best part? It’s available at no cost to members that qualify.

The following elements are included to help you succeed:

  • A focus on healthier food choices and increased activity levels
  • 16 weekly lessons over the span of six months, followed by monthly maintenance sessions
    • interactions with a lifestyle health coach
  • Small group, in-person classes for encouragement and support

Medicare criteria for eligibility are:

  • Enrollment in Medicare Part B
  • Blood value:
    • Fasting plasma glucose of 110-125 mg/dL, or
    • A1C value between 5.7-6.4, or
    • Oral glucose tolerance test between 140 - 199 mg/dL
    • BMI greater than 25 (or if Asian, greater than 23)
  • No diagnosis of end-stage renal disease, type 1 or type 2 diabetes; previous gestational diabetes is not an exclusion to participation

Eligible ATRIO members enroll in the MDPP through our program administrator, Solera Health, by visiting soleranetwork.com/atrio or by calling 1-888-913-2659, TTY (711), Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm PST.