Treatments & Services

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and Holland Hospital is one of the few locations in the area offering this program.

More than 1/3 of Michigan adults are at risk for type 2 diabetes. this highly effective year program focuses on lifestyle changes that are proven to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

The program is based on Centers for Disease Control approved curriculum and consists of 16 weekly session followed by 6 monthly sessions. The program is taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator and trained Lifestyle Coach. To participate you must be at least 18 years olf, have a BMI greater than or equal to 24, have an above-normal blood sugar level or have risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. A physician referral is not required unless you are using HSA or Flex spending funds to cover the program cost.

For more information on the program and to understand cost please call.


Julie Husmann
Diabetes Program Coordinator
(616) 394-3273


Christopher Howell, MD, Lakeshore Health Partners--Internal Medicine, talks about the latest research on diabetes, treatments and the benefits of a personalized plan.