Diabetes Prevention Program2022-02-22T13:51:17-05:00

New Class Starting March 3, 2022

If you’re carrying extra pounds, have high blood pressure, or a cholesterol-heavy diet, you could be at risk for diabetes or have a condition known as prediabetes. Prediabetes is where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Studies show that more than one in three adults has prediabetes—and about 90% don’t even know it.

Prediabetes can lead to complications like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes—but it can be reversed. If you lose just 5 to 7 percent of your body weight, research shows you can reduce your risk for developing diabetes by almost 60 percent (and 71% for people over 60!)  

It’s the little changes that make a big difference. CentraState’s proven Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the tips and tools you need to create lasting, healthy lifestyle changes. On average, our participants lose 7% of their body weight through education, support and guidance from our diabetes health coaches.

Could You Have Prediabetes? Take the Risk Test

Don’t Do It Alone

The Diabetes Prevention Program combines the CDC’s evidence-based curriculum with individual support from our health coaches, who are specially trained and certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. New programs start regularly and are offered in-person in Freehold, NJ. The group setting offers peer support to keep each other motivated and share one another’s experiences.

Over 12 months, health coaches work with participants on lifestyle modifications to lose weight, increase physical activity, and manage the stress that comes with the highs and lows. Our diabetes experts will also help you develop a sustainable, healthier approach to eating and learn strategies for weight loss and maintenance. For the first six months, you meet weekly then move to monthly meetings for the following six months.

Find Out if You’re Eligible

This program is designed for individuals with prediabetes. The following criteria can help you determine if you may have prediabetes and are eligible:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and not currently pregnant
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥25 ( ≥23 if Asian)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year
  • Or have a previous clinical diagnosis of gestational diabetes

If you’re not sure if you meet the above criteria, a CentraState Health coach can perform an assessment to see if you qualify.

To learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program or attend our information session on January 27th from 1 pm – 2 pm, contact us at 732-308-0570 or fill out the form below.  The program cost is $139 for the full year and grants are available for eligible participants to join for free. 

CentraState was the first Diabetes Prevention Program in New Jersey to earn CDC Full Recognition. This distinction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges our significant impact in reversing the risk of type 2 diabetes among participants.


To request more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program at CentraState or to ask any questions, please complete this form and we will be in touch shortly.