Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for your diabetes prevention program?
Participants must be 18 and over, have BMI of 25 or higher (23 if Asian), not currently be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and not be pregnant.
What happens if I miss a diabetes prevention program session?
You should advise your lifestyle coach immediately if you will not be able to attend a session. Your coach will give you options to make-up a session including via virtual online options.
Can my lifestyle coach give me medical advice?
No. Though your lifestyle coach will give you proven techniques to reduce your risk of illness, you are encouraged to seek medical advice from a physician. You are also encouraged to see a physician before attending your first session.
Can a family member attend a class with me?
Yes. Please check with your lifestyle coach first to assure that adequate seating is available.
Do you accept health insurance?
NOTE: As of 8/11/2022, HEOW's DPP is free of charge. HEOW's DPP does not currently accept Medicaid or Medicare. As of 7/2022, most private insurers do not cover the DPP in NYC. We will update this page as insurers are added and when changes are made to our payment policy.