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I CAN Prevent Diabetes!

I CAN Prevent Diabetes!

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes and those at high risk for pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diabetes.

An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise, resulting in a modest weight loss, often work to delay or prevent progression to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 24-session diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained instructor once each week for 16 weeks, followed by 8 monthly sessions, to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. If classes are cancelled for any reason, make-up sessions will be scheduled to complete the program.

Currently there is no fee for the class. Class participation is such a huge component for success that incentives will be given to those with good attendance.


For those who regularly attend and actively participate, here are some common benefits:

• Energize your life
• Get moving
• Lose weight (average weight loss is 5-7%)
• Improve problem-solving and coping skills
• Cut risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 58%

Event Details
When:
Location:

Tri-County Health Care Browne Family Board Room

Event Contact:

Diabetic Education
shelby.hunke@tchc.org
218-632-7113

Event Cost:

FREE

Instructor:

Shelby Hunke
shelby.hunke@tchc.org