The DPP may be delivered to individuals with prediabetes by way of Telehealth, the distribution of health-related information through telecommunication technologies such as video conference, telephone, online presentations and videos, remote monitoring, online discussion forums, etc. Telehealth enables distance-learning and empowers lifestyle coaches to provide guidance and advice, encouragement, and remote monitoring of telehealth participants.
A number of Telehealth programs exist in Florida:
Guirand BeWell Network Contact: Nancy Guirand, 888-480-8521, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bewellnetwork.com Combination in-person and online; classes held throughout Florida
The DPP in Florida is committed to developing a rich library of online tools to help people learn more about DPP. In the videos below, a trained lifestyle coach works with DPP participants to make life changes with the goal of reducing the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The video materials presented here use the CDC-approved curriculum focusing on managing weight and stress, and increasing exercise.
This collection of video content may be used by lifestyle coaches who are interested in adding a telehealth component to their programs.
There are many options in Telehealth software. The choice will be determined by your participant’s access to the software, the organization’s subscription to software services and the computer technology used by the coach.