Scale your medical practice to meet the prediabetes challenge

First Mile Care is a no-cost extension of your medical practice. Reach deeper into your community and help more patients beat prediabetes.
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Scale your medical practice to meet the prediabetes challenge

First Mile Care is a no-cost extension of your medical practice. Reach deeper into your community and help more patients beat prediabetes.

Learn what physicians love most about First Mile Care

How Dr. Savant goes the extra mile to help patients avoid diabetes.

First Mile Care functions as an extension of my practice, extending our reach into the community.

Incorporating First Mile Care into our practice was so easy because they did all of the heavy lifting for us.

They share our mission of helping patients achieve success with convenient and achievable lifestyle changes.

Offer better care without more paperwork

The First Mile Care diabetes prevention program, or DPP, is designed to extend your medical practice without stretching your staff or budget. Medicare covers the cost of the DPP, while First Mile Care manages the paperwork.

In fact, First Mile Care supports you and your practice by setting up convenient class locations and flexible schedules for every participant you refer. We coordinate with local coaches, manage outreach, handle enrollment, and provide ongoing support.

This enables you to outsource all administrative burdens while still staying connected with your patients in all the ways you need.

Prediabetes is the challenge First Mile Care is designed to overcome

88M

Americans diagnosed as living with prediabetes in 2018

90%

Of those with prediabetes don’t know they have it

58%

Reduction in type 2 diabetes by the DPP compared to placebo

71%

Reduction in type 2 diabetes by the DPP for people ages 60 and older

1

Neighborhood with coach who knows your patients, with neighbors who support them, at times that work for their schedule

Keeping It Real

  • Based on clinical evidence
  • Supported by the AMA and CDC
  • Paid for by Medicare and Medicaid

Keeping It Free

  • No co-payments of any type
  • No out-of-pocket expenses
  • No hidden charges

Keeping It Local

  • Certified coaches recruited from the community
  • Classes within 10 minutes of participants’ homes
  • Online options when in-person meetings won’t work

A program structured to turn small steps into lasting changes

First Mile Care coaches are selected and trained to help their fellow community members make the right decisions on a regular basis so they can gain control of their health and ultimately reverse prediabetes. First Mile Care coaches help each program participant make small changes that create the healthy habits needed to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

Participants learn that prevention is an ongoing journey. It starts by taking a single step and embarking on that first mile.

First Mile Care Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Physician Frequently Asked Questions

First Mile Care is a National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) provider based in Silicon Valley. We are committed to cutting prediabetes in half by making the proven CDC program conveniently and affordably available to all 88 million Americans with prediabetes. We want to remove the barriers to make it possible for physicians like you to offer this program to your patients.

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program developed to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The successful CDC approach to diabetes prevention has been proven to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 58% compared to placebo.

We know that the most effective way to convince a person to participate in DPP is to have their physician prescribe it. We also know physicians can’t prescribe DPP if it is not conveniently available in the areas near their patients’ homes. First Mile Care will set up programs conveniently located for your patients and cover the cost of the programs. 


We set up our programs in a way that is effortless for you and your team. We hire local coaches who are trained in DPP and wellness to lead the programs. We also create cohorts who live in the same communities so they can learn from each other about how to make the best lifestyle choices in their neighborhoods and create practical action plans, not just theoretical ones.

First Mile Care will make the coach-led DPP classes as convenient as possible for your patients.

The program will:

  • Be led by a coach in your community.  Many classes are currently held online via video meetings due to restrictions imposed by local health inspectors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person classes will resume when local guidelines deem it safe to do so. They will be available within 10 minutes of a participant’s home.
  • Include a year of coaching with 22 sessions, following the proven CDC guidelines.
  • Foster a greater sense of community through group classes that help participants navigate healthy lifestyle choices in the context of their daily lives.
  • Provide guidance on other lifestyle changes like improving stress management, increasing physical activity, and promoting healthier food choices.

This one-year program is offered at no cost to you and your qualified patients. Moreover, participants are not required to purchase any products or services to be part of the program.

First Mile Care provides physicians with regular updates and progress reports for participating patients, allowing you to monitor your patients’ progress as an extension of the excellent care you already provide.

No. First Mile Care will work with your existing systems.