- The Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program (MTCVDDPP) is a science driven program based on evidence that this prevention service can reduce the incidence of diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for developing the disease. It is an intensive lifestyle management program teaching participants lifestyle changes that lead to weight control, increased physical activity and healthy eating choices. Trained lifestyle coaches support the participants and help motivate them to sustain healthy choices.
- A 10 month intensive lifestyle intervention focusing on weight loss, physical activity and behavior change. It is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. Learn to make healthy choices with the help of trained lifestyle coaches. Coaches may be registered dietitians, registered nurses, cardiac rehab nurses, exercise specialists, all have received state sponsored training in the Montana program.
- The Montana prevention program began in January 2008 with the goal to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Montanans who are at high risk. This project is coordinated by the MDP using funds allocated by the 2007 State Legislature. State funding is in the base budget for the program.
Worldwide 366 million people are affected by diabetes, 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes and health care spending on diabetes has reached 465 billion USD. (International Diabetes Federation, September 13, 2011)
- Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States.
- An estimated 79 million people aged 20 or over in the United States has pre-diabetes.
- Approximately 48,000 adults in Montana have diagnosed diabetes.
- Approximately 175,910 Montanans aged 18-64 years old have pre-diabetes.
- Over 2000 Montanans have participated in the prevention program since it began in 2008 in Montana.
What is Pre-Diabetes? Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is also called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on the test used to measure blood glucose levels. Having pre-diabetes puts one at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are also at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease.