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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%
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