The Kirklin Clinic is the only entity in the state selected by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The program offers adults 18 and older considered most at risk for type 2 diabetes – those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 24 — an evidence-based program that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes. Those who may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes are encouraged to visit uabmedicine.org/PreventDiabetes and sign up to be part of the AADE National Diabetes Prevention Program at UAB. The website offers a video about the program and an online quiz to help visitors determine their risk.
In addition to age and BMI requirements, those who have had a blood test within the past year indicating prediabetes are eligible. Also, women with a history of gestational diabetes may be eligible, as are Asian men and women with a BMI greater than 22.
Read more about the program.