NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Take this quiz now. If you score nine or higher, you are eligible for the UU NDPP.If your score is below 9 but you can answer yes to one or both of these questions, you are eligible for the UU NDPP.
A. You have had a blood test indicating you have pre-diabetes in the last 12 months.
B. You are a woman with a history of gestational diabetes.
1. If you are eligible, and you want to join a program that will help you learn more about decreasing your risk for diabetes, go here. Select NDPP from the drop-down list, click “search courses,” choose a class from the list of options, click “register” and fill out your information.The program is available for a fee of $90 to University of Utah faculty and staff, University of Utah hospital and clinic employees and family members who are at risk for diabetes. Participants must be 18. The next group of classes will roll out in September 2015.
2. Make your payment for your class here.
Class size is limited to 14 participants.
Watch this video to learn about Phase I of our program. Phase II will be starting mid-September 2015 and will have a new video soon. Stay tuned.
Employees participating in the University’s WellU program can receive participation credit for the plan year, beginning July 2015, by participating in this program. Employees participating in the University’s WellNOW program can also use participation in this program as a qualifying event. Ask for details when you sign up for this program. As before, family members do not receive participation credits but are still welcome to participate in the program.
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