Diabetes Prevention Program

Prediabetes is a serious condition affecting 1 out of 3 adults. That’s 84 million people! Prevent type 2 diabetes and cut your risk in half with a proven lifestyle change program.

About the Program

This FREE Diabetes Prevention Program runs for a period of 12 months. This 12-month lifestyle modification program offers nutritional guidance, blood glucose screening and support to help prevent or delay diabetes onset. Throughout the program, our licensed dietician-nutritionist will give participants the help and support they need to make and sustain lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

During the first 6 months of the program, you will meet about once a week. During the second 6 months, you’ll meet once or twice a month. Staying in the program for the full year is essential to help you stick to new habits and avoid slipping back into old habits. Participants receive tools to help them monitor activity patterns, eating habits and physical activity to assist them in achieving success. Giant uses the PreventT2 curriculum, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Class Topics include:

  • Shop and Cook to Prevent Type 2
  • Eat Well Away From Home
  • Find Time for Fitness
  • Cope with Triggers
  • Track Your Food
  • When Weight Loss Stalls
  • Manage Stress and Get Enough Sleep

Program Goals


Lose 5% or more of your current body weight
Gradually increase your physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week
Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes

Next class starts September 2017! See locations and times below.

  • 1400 7TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON,DC - Wednesdays @ 2:00 PM
  • 601 EAST 33RD STREET, BALTIMORE, MD - Wednesdays @ 1:30 PM
  • 7546 ANNAPOLIS ROAD, LANHAM, MD - Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM
  • 1155 ANNAPOLIS RD, ODENTON, MD - Thursdays @ 6:00 PM
  • 9200 BALT. NAT. PK., ELLICOTT CITY, MD - Tuesdays @ 12 PM & 6 PM
  • 621 EAST GLEBE RD, ALEXANDRIA, VA - Thursdays @ 6:00 PM
  • 1454 CHAIN BRIDGE RD, MCLEAN, VA - Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM
  • 5701 PLANK ROAD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA - Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Eligibility

To qualify for this program, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight- Body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (for Asians 23 or higher) and
  • A positive blood test indicating pre-diabetes or
  • Clinically diagnosed gestational diabetes

OR

Positive screen for pre-diabetes based on Do I Have Prediabetes?- Risk Test.

For enrollment and questions: Email [email protected] Please include your name, address, and phone number. You will be contacted by Giant’s in-store nutritionist.