Madison Rural Health recognized for diabetes program

The Madison County Rural Health Council (MCRHC) has been recognized as a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Provider (MDPP) by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Through the MDPP, the Rural Health Council has also partnered with Cayuga Health Network and Seven Valleys Health Coalition, meaning that more CNY residents can take part in this proven and successful diabetes prevention program.

Medicare participants in and around Madison, Cayuga and Cortland counties who want to take part in the program can now have it paid for by their Medicare insurance.

The MDPP is specifically designed to help Medicare beneficiaries who have symptoms of prediabetes develop healthy habits to prevent Type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) oversees the program on a federal level, and organizations that achieve this certification have submitted 36 months (12 months for CDC Preliminary Recognition and up to 24 additional months for full recognition) of data from year-long diabetes prevention lifestyle change programs.

If you have been diagnosed by your healthcare provider with prediabetes or are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, you may want to register to learn more about diabetes and its prevention and control. If you are unsure if you may be at risk for prediabetes, take a quick Prediabetes Risk Test at

For more information, call 315-313-4399.