Macas Home Care LLC

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Program Information

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be overweight (body mass index above 24, or 22 if you are Asian)
  • Have NOT been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • NOT be pregnant

In addition, you must meet ONE of the following criteria (unless you are enrolling in a program covered by Medicare):

  • Have had a recent blood test in the prediabetes range, which includes one of the following tests and results:
  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4% or
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 110–125 mg/dL or
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL
  • Have received a result of high risk for type 2 diabetes on the Prediabetes Risk Test.
  • A doctor previously diagnosed you with gestational diabetes.

If you are enrolling in a program covered by Medicare, you MUST have had a recent blood test in the prediabetes range, which includes one of the following tests and results:

  • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4% or
  • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or
  • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

Time Commitment

The program runs for 1 year.

During the first 6 months of the program, you will meet about once a week.

During the second 6 months, you’ll meet once or twice a month.

You may think you learned enough in the first 6 months and can skip the second half of the program. But you’d be cheating yourself!

Making lifestyle changes is an ongoing process. Staying in the program for the full year is essential to help you stick to new habits and avoid slipping back into old habits. And if you have not reached your goals in the first half of the program, your lifestyle coach and other group members can help you succeed.