Prevent T2

Learn about Prevent T2 here.

Are you at risk for prediabetes?

Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can progress into type 2 diabetes if left untreated.  1 in 3 people are unaware they have prediabetes. Find out today if you are at risk.

Prevent T2

This program is designed for people who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. We utilize the Centers for Disease Control's approved curriculum, Prevent T2, to help prevent (or delay) the onset of type 2 diabetes in prediabetic persons. This program is taught by a trained lifestyle coach who is able to provide education, encouragement, and support throughout the program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight (body mass index > 25; > 23 if Asian and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%-6.4% or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100-125 mg/dL or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140-199 mg/dL or
  • Previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes


I've been in Sabrina Weaver's Defense Against Diabetes program for about five months now. Sabrina is great. She's sympathetic and supportive, she explains things well, and she's generous with her time. Our group is small, friendly, and upbeat. The program has a lot of parts to it but we have a year to evolve through it. When I started logging my daily food intake, making time for it was a challenge at first, but soon I became mindful of what I was eating, how much, and when. As a result I lost 15 pounds in the first three months just by being more aware of my choices. Also I'm tracking my activity and my steps and I'm starting to set goals. One thing I like about it is I can go at my own pace - there's no pressure, so it feels like it's happening naturally. - T.B.

Defense Against Diabetes of Columbia has, surprisingly, been a help to me. The instructor is knowledgeable & passionate about prevention while making the life choice relatable. DAD has changed my mindset about my food choices for healthy living.   - J.W.

I have truly enjoyed attending the classes at Prevent T2. I love the feeling of having a support system, someone I can communicate with and not judge me. Our group listens and not judge. I feel that I am held accountable to write down my foods which is like tracking, my activity and weight.  Sometimes it takes time for things to click. I kept procrastinating, kept putting off what I needed to do to make it work. When I come to class and others are turning in their what need to be, I started feeling some kind of way.  It was like a change has come over me. Something inside me saying You can and got to do this in order to have a healthy life.  I am more cautious of my intake of sugary drinks and foods. I know this is a journey. 

I am grateful. - E.N.