Diabetes Prevention Programme

With the right lifestyle changes, diabetes can be prevented

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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 which covers both nutrition and physical activity can effectively slow, and in some cases, stop the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes.

The 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.

 

2. Programme Structure

The Diabetes Prevention Programme spans one year. The first 6 weeks consist of a structured programme with 2 nutrition workshops, 9 exercise classes and 1 goal-setting workshop, conducted over 2 sessions every week. Followed by a 6-week self-directed phase. From months 4 through to 11 healthy lifestyle tips will be sent on nutrition and physical activity. At the one year mark, participants will be required to undergo an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test to determine whether their condition has improved.

3. Eligibility

To participate in the programme, you need to be:

  • Singapore Citizens/PRs
  • 18 to 64 years old
  • Of a confirmed pre-diabetes status via Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)


4. Cost & Venue

The Diabetes Prevention Programme is free of charge, and held at Health Promotion Board.
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 & Enquiries

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

Should you have any enquiries about the programme, please contact HealthLine @ 1800 223 1313 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm & Sat 8.30am - 1pm) or email us at HPB_mailbox@hpb.gov.sg.

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