Diabetes Prevention Programme

With the right lifestyle changes, diabetes can be prevented

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1. Objectives

Pre-diabetes is a condition where p​articipants 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 pre-diabetes intervention programme is conducted over 12 weeks. The first six weeks of the programme comprises two nutrition workshops, nine exercise classes and one goal-setting workshop conducted over two sessions every week. The subsequent six weeks will be a self-guided phase. Monthly SMS health tips will also be sent to participants for the remainder of the year. Participants will also be required to undergo an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test at the end of one year to determine whether their condition has improved.

3. Target Audience

Eligibility criteria for participation in the programme are as follows:

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


4. Cost

Free of charge
(Participants will however need to clear with their own doctors at their own expenses should they fail the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) prior to the exercise sessions)


5. Venue

Health Promotion Board


6. Enquiries

For patient referrals or enquiries about the programme, you can contact HealthLine @ 1800 223 1313 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm & Sat 8.30am - 1pm) or email HPB_mailbox@hpb.gov.sg from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.

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