Education: T2: Diabetes Prevention Programs
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is a year-long program that helps participants to make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and including physical activity in their lives. Throughout the year, participants improve problem-solving and coping skills as they work with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are working to make similar changes. The main objective of the program is to reduce an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The program includes:
- Weekly sessions for the first 6 months and monthly sessions for the final 6 months.
- Participants will track their food and activity intake and record it weekly at each session.
- Participants will learn new ways to shop and prepare healthy food and how to integrate exercise into their daily lives.
Who participates in this program:
- Individuals who are18 years of age or older.
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 24 or more.
- Had a recent blood test or claim code indicating they have prediabetes.
- Individuals who had gestational diabetes or have a biological family member who is diabetic
- Take the T2: Diabetes Prevention Program screening test to see if you qualify.
- Tuesday January 12, 5:00–6:00 (Spanish)
- Call (717) 273‑6741 ext. 309 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- Wednesday January 13, 11:30–12:30 (English)
- Call (717) 273‑6741 ext. 310 or e‑mail email@example.com to register.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is funded by the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic and the Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant.