Diabetes Prevention Programme

With the right lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent diabetes and even stop the progression of the disease.

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1. Programme Objective

Pre-diabetes is a condition where participants have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes mellitus. Individuals with pre-diabetes are at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke. However, evidence has shown that lifestyle intervention in terms of both nutrition and physical activity can effectively slow and, in some cases, stop the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Programme is designed to engage, motivate and equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to make lifestyle modifications, such as healthy eating and regular physical activity, so as to reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 39, find out your risk by taking the Diabetes Risk Assessment. Take the first step towards beating diabetes. 

2. Programme Structure

The Diabetes Prevention Programme spans 12 weeks. This consists of 1 nutrition and personal goal-setting workshop, followed by 12 weeks of exercise classes that can be accessed in different locations around Singapore under partnership with the Lose to Win programme. Participants are expected to attend at least 1 physical activity session per week, and each attendance is incentivised with health points. Participants will also have access to e-modules on physical activity, nutrition and pre-diabetes information in the course of this 12 weeks. At the one year mark, HPB will contact participants again to follow up on participants' blood glucose levels to determine whether their condition has improved.

3. Eligibility

To participate in the programme, you need to be:
A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
18 to 64 years old
Confirmed as pre-diabetic via the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

4. Cost and Venue

The Diabetes Prevention Programme is free of charge. The nutrition and personal goal-setting workshop is held at Health Promotion Board and other physical activity sessions are held at different locations across Singapore (exact list of locations will be provided to participants upon registration). 

Participants who fail the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) prior to the exercise sessions will be required to receive clearance from their doctor at their own expense.

5. Registration and Enquiries

To sign up for the Diabetes Prevention Programme, visit https://www.hpb.gov.sg/diabetes-prevention-programme.

If you have any enquiries about the programme, please contact HealthLine @ 1800 223 1313 (Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am–5pm and Sat 8.30am–1pm) or e-mail us at HPB_mailbox@hpb.gov.sg.

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