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Cut your diabetes risk by more than half.

People across America are losing weight, exercising more, and managing stress with help from PreventT2. If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can make modest lifestyle changes now that will cut your risk by more than half. | Learn the Surprising Truth About Prediabetes | Save thousands of dollars annually by avoiding diabetes

For a limited time, HHDC is offering this program at OU-Norman at no cost to OU employees.

See details below.



CURRICULUM -- PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Get details about the national PreventT2 program and curriculum

GOALS -- The goal of the program is to help you permanently lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — that’s 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active. This will improve your health and cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The skills you learn will help you better manage your weight and empower you to make a change for life.

DURATION -- The program meets for one year with 16 weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once a month for the second 6 months to help maintain your healthy lifestyle changes.

SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS -- For the first six months, you attend 16 weekly PreventT2 sessions. Sessions are available at Noon or at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 11, 2017.

LOCATION -- Wednesday noon sessions are at the Edith K. Gaylord Library (Gaylord Hall, 2nd Floor). Wednesday 5:30 sessions are at the Marshall Building (3200 Marshall Ave., north of Highway 9).

Beth GoetzSUPPORT -- You won't do this alone. You'll have the support of a lifestyle coach and a group of people facing the same challenges and trying to make the same changes. Our PreventT2 coordinator is Beth Goetz (pictured), a Diabetes Prevention Program Certified Lifestyle Coach accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Beth has been a master-level personal trainer at the YMCA in Edmond since 1991, providing nutritional health plans for all of her 200+ clients over the years. She is certified as a fitness nutrition specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds a current CPR/First Aid certification. Beth has a BA in Psychology from UCO and an associate's degree from St. Gregory's. | Email Beth now | Call Beth at (405) 421-2959


Not sure if you're prediabetic? The video below can help you find out in less than one minute.

To enroll in PreventT2, you must a) have a BMI of 24 or higher and b) have prediabetes. Prediabetes is defined as an A1C level between 5.7 and 6.4 percent or a fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dL. If you are a female with a history of gestational diabetes and a current BMI of 24 or higher, you are also eligible. No documentation of gestational diabetes is required. | Calculate your BMI now


OU-NORMAN EMPLOYEES: If you are a benefits-eligible employee of the University of Oklahoma, OU is covering the full cost of your enrollment in PreventT2 (a $500 value).

OTHERS: Enrollees pay a one-time discounted fee of $199. Cash, personal check (payable to Harold Hamm Diabetes Center), or a major credit card is accepted.

Employees of OUHSC, OU Medical Center, OMRF, and the VA: If you achieve a modest weight loss of 5 to 7 percent in the first six months of PreventT2 and have maintained the weight loss after 12 months of participation, HHDC will REIMBURSE $100 of your fee to you.

This is a limited-time, introductory offer. Special rates and incentives will not necessarily apply for future PreventT2 enrollment periods.


For maintaining your progress in PreventT2, it is essential that you attend as many of the sessions as you can. Once you are enrolled and your payment is made, there are no refunds.


We want to answer your questions! Email PreventT2 Coordinator Beth Goetz or call (405) 421-2959. We'll get back to you at our earliest opportunity.



PreventT2 course topics include:

  • Get Active/Track Your Activity
  • Eat Well/Track Your Food
  • Burn More Calories Than You Take In
  • Shop & Cook
  • Manage Stress
  • Find Time for Fitness
  • Cope with Triggers
  • Keep Your Heart Healthy
  • Take Charge of Your Thoughts
  • Get Support
  • Eat Well Away From Home
  • Stay Motivated
  • When Weight Loss Stalls
  • Take a Fitness Break
  • Stay Active at Home & Away
  • More About T2 Diabetes
  • Understand Carbs
  • Have Healthy Food You Enjoy
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Get Back on Track
  • Prevent T2 for Life

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