National Kidney Foundation Diabetes Prevention Program

National Kidney Foundation Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) goes Online!

The National Kidney Foundation DPP is an approved CDC program for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Their mission is to help those with pre-diabetes lower their risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Program goals include at least a 7% body weight loss and 150 minutes of activity each week. To make these goals attainable, they provide education, support and a simple, but engaging program.

They provide a 12-month program that is delivered virtually via mobile phone and computer. The DPP is a private secure experience:

  • During the first four months, the group meets with their certified Lifestyle Coach once a week. 
  • During the next two months, the group meets bi-weekly.
  • In the last six months, the group meets monthly.

See if you qualify

To qualify for this free UHA member program, you must either:

  1. Take the 1-minute, private CDC-Prediabetes assessment to determine risk of prediabetes. If your online assessment is positive for potential pre-diabetes, you will be eligible for the program.

  2. Have had gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy.

  3. Or provide blood-work (if you have biometrics)
    • A1c 5.7% – 6.4%
    • Fasting Plasma Glucose 100 – 125 mg/dL
    • 2-hour – 75 gm glucola. Plasma Glucose 140 – 199 mg/dL

Sign up for the program

If you are at risk of prediabetes and would like to participate, ask your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for a referral today. Your PCP will need to complete and submit the National Kidney Foundation / YMCA Referral Form.

  • Qualified individuals will be contacted to discuss program details.
  • All candidates will need to undergo a Readiness Assessment interview to determine if this is a good fit for them.

If you have questions,
you may contact:

Noël Gibeau

Program Coordinator
Phone: 808-589-5906
Email: [email protected]

Qualifications for participation:

  1. 18 years old or older

  2. Overweight (BMI ≥ 22 if Asian / BMI ≥ 25 if non-Asian)

  3. No diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

  4. Diagnosed with gestational diabetes or pre-diabetes based on one of three approved blood tests. If a blood test is not available, you must have a qualifying score from the diabetes risk test.