Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, also known as MDPP, is open to Medicare Advantage members at no additional cost. The overall goal of the program is to prevent Type 2 diabetes for members who may be at risk.

How the program works

The program starts with six months of weekly classes. The goal of the classes is to help you with healthy living and weight management. 

After you complete the classes, you can attend six more months of meetings to encourage your healthy choices. 

You can only enroll in the program once. If you sign up, be sure to complete the program. 

How to qualify

You have to meet certain criteria to qualify for the program. You must: 

  • Have Medicare Part B
  • Have a body mass index, or BMI, of 25 or more, or 23 or more if you self-identify as Asian
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes other than gestational diabetes
  • No diagnosis of end-stage renal disease
  • Meet certain blood test requirements within the last year:
    • Fasting plasma glucose of 110-125 mg/dl, or
    • A1C value between 5.7-6.4, or
    • Oral glucose tolerance test between 140-199 mg/dl    

This program is free.

If you don't have a record of your BMI or blood test results, you may need to pay for a doctor's visit to get the required lab work completed. 

How to enroll

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network offers this program through a partnership with Solera Health. 

See if you qualify. We'll ask you a few questions about your health history to determine your eligibility. 

Or you can call Solera at 1-866-653-3837, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. TTY users call 711.

Solera Health is an independent company retained by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in qualified members.