CMMC’s Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention Program is a group program supporting participants to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into everyday life to help prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.

Did you know?

Losing a few pounds and starting an exercise program can:

  • Reduce your chance of getting diabetes
  • Manage blood sugar
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Lower bad cholesterol

Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention

The CMMC Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention Program is an affordable, one-year program. Meetings cover topics about a healthy lifestyle program that focuses on diet, exercise, and barriers that relate to achieving a healthy diet and exercise plan. Active participant have access to the CMMC Fitness Center to assist them with developing an exercise program. A daily log of exercise and food intake will be expected of all participants.

Patient must be

  1. Age 18 years or over AND
  2. Overweight/obese BMI (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 or if Asian, BMI ≥ 23 kg/m2) AND
  3. Have one or more of the risk factors listed:
    1. Elevated blood glucose level of 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with 2-hour plasma glucose is 140-199 mg/dL, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) is 100-125 mg/dL, or A1C 5.7-6.4%
    2. Score 9 or higher on CDC prediabetes screening test.
    3. History of gestational diabetes
    4. Elevated blood pressure level of ≥130/80 mmHg OR treatment
    5. Abnormal lipid levels of HDL <50 mg/dL for women or <40 mg/dL for men, LDL >130 mg/dL, or triglycerides >150 mg/dL OR treatment
    6. Given birth to a baby weighing >9 pounds
Department Contact
  • Linda Allen, RD/LN
  • Email
  • (406)535-6265