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Diabetes Prevention Program

One out of three adults may have prediabetes. Most of them don’t know it. You may be one of them.

Prediabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal. If left untreated, prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can cause health issues such as vision loss, nerve damage, poor circulation, amputation, kidney damage, heart disease or stroke.

ParTNers for Health is offering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)* to all adult state group health plan members who meet the eligibility criteria to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The program is offered as part of your health insurance. As long as you use an in-network provider, there is no additional cost to you. We expect to add more providers over time.

Program goal: Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by losing at least 7% of your body weight through increased physical activity (goal of 150 minutes per week) and healthier eating.

Right now, there are three different options for members to take advantage of this program. Two of the options involve in-person classes and one is an online program.

*If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes you will not be eligible for the DPP. You can choose either an in-person DPP program, or the online DPP program (online available for Cigna members only).


In person DPP participants will get:

- Weekly, in-person sessions: Year–long program – weekly for 16 weeks, followed by three bimonthly sessions and six monthly sessions.

- Trained lifestyle coach: To guide you along the way.

- Group support: You are not alone! Motivation to help you make healthier choices.

- CDC-approved curriculum: Tips to stay on track.

1. State of Tennessee Diabetes Prevention Program:

-This in-person class is offered in the ParTNers Health & Wellness Center located on the 3rd floor of the TN Tower in downtown Nashville.

-Classes and space are limited.

Seating is limited. There are two classes per year, starting in January and June.

To find out if you are eligible, contact the ParTNers Health & Wellness Center at 615.741.1709. Be sure to tell the center staff that you are calling about this program. Click here for a flier about the downtown Nashville program.

2. DPP offered through select YMCAs:

Certain YMCAs across the state are in-network providers for the DPP and are ready to offer classes to eligible plan members and adult dependents. This list of locations below is just the starting point.

To find out if you are eligible or to learn more about the program, contact one of the locations in your area. Click here for a flier about the in-person YMCA program.

YMCA locations and contacts:

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA, Hilary Reynolds or Lauren Partin, 423.765.9757

Fogelman YMCA, Cordova Family YMCA and Ric Nuber YMCA, Memphis, Connie Binkowitz, 901.505.0977

Christ Church YMCA and Downtown YMCA, Nashville, Kelli Mitchuson, 615.256.1719 (ext. 2)

Clarksville Area YMCA, Kelli Mitchuson, 615.256.1719 (ext. 2)

Maryland Farms YMCA, Brentwood, Kelli Mitchuson, 615.256.1719 (ext. 2)


3. Cigna Omada Program (Cigna members only - If you enroll in the online DPP, you are not eligible for the in-person classes.):

Omada® is an online lifestyle change program that can help Cigna members lose weight, feel good and develop long-term healthy habits.

You'll receive the program at no additional cost if you or your covered adult dependents are enrolled in a Cigna medical plan offered through the State of Tennessee, are at risk for diabetes, and are accepted into the program.

Program goal: Based on behavioral medicine and scientifically tested, Omada is designed to build healthy habits that last.

See if you’re eligible at omadahealth.com/partnersforhealth If eligible you can apply online to join the program.

Click here for a flier about the Omada program.

Click here for Omada program FAQs.

Omada participants will get:

- An interactive program to guide your journey

- A wireless smart scale to monitor your progress

- Weekly online lessons to empower you

- A professional online Omada health coach to keep you on track

- Small online group of participants to keep you engaged

For questions and more information, contact Omada at:

Email: support@omadahealth.com

Call: 888.409.8687

Help center articles: support.omadahealth.com