NDPP: CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program, “Prevent T2”
Korean-Americans are at growing risk for type 2 diabetes. Recognizing the health threat, seven staff members were trained in 2016 by NYC’s DOHMH to lead a CDC-developed, National Diabetes Prevention Program. Since then, KCS has completed 8 culturally competent workshops in Queens, and enrolled 177 people at risk of diabetes development. These workshops consist of a diabetes education lecture, diabetic-friendly snacks prepared by lifestyle coaches, and a brief exercise activity. There has been positive growth in participant numbers and for those interested. The
most outstanding achievement for diabetes division was that KCS has since become a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program supplier!
DSMP: Diabetes Self-Management Program
There is a growing number of Koreans with type 2 diabetes. DSMP was developed at Stanford University and managed by Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO). Four staff members of KCS were trained to run DSMP classes. We provided 11 DSMP classes with 135 Korean-American participants who learned how to self-manage diabetes through healthy eating, exercise, stress management, medication management, and actively becoming involved in their treatment plans. Participants learned to manage diabetes while they made action plans to help change their eating or exercise habits.