Beginning the week of Monday, September 27th, Garnet Health will be offering a free, 12-month virtual Diabetes Prevention Program for qualified participants. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

This scientifically-proven and effective lifestyle-enhancement program can help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. It is designed to teach individuals how to make better food choices, increase physical activity and provide helpful ways to cope with related issues and stress. Qualified participants will work together to achieve their goals, under the guidance of our certified lifestyle coaches.

“One in three American adults has prediabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater,” Shelly DeHaan, MPA, RD, CDCES, CDN, CDTC, Director, Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling Services, Garnet Health, “The PreventT2 program at Garnet Health offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and one’s peers.” 

This program is proven to motivate and support people with pre-diabetes to make practical, real-life changes while decreasing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half.  

One in three people qualify to participate in the program. The criteria for entry into the Diabetes Prevention Program includes:

  • A positive screening for prediabetes based on the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test
  • Being at least 18 –years- old 
  • Being overweight (body mass index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian) 
  • Having NO previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes 
  • Having a blood test result in the pre-diabetes range within the past year:
  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4%
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL 
  • History of diagnosed gestational diabetes during a previous pregnancy 

To learn more about the Garnet Health Diabetes Prevention Program or to see if you qualify to participate, please call 845-333-2711 or visit



Garnet Health
By Garnet Health
Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit Corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City.

As the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills, Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care. Providing healthcare to approximately 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Garnet Health provides services by more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members and is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care.

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