Diabetes Prevention Class
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? The PreventT2 Program reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!
How does a diabetes prevention program work?
• Diabetes prevention programs that are part of the National DPP use lifestyle change interventions that target improving diet, increasing physical activity and achieving moderate weight loss.
• The goal for each participant is to lose ≥5% of body weight by:
• Progressively reducing dietary intake of calories and fat through improved food choices
• Gradually increasing moderate physical activity (e.g., brisk walking) to ≥150 minutes per week
• Developing behavioral problem-solving and coping skills
• A year-long structured program (in-person group, online or distance learning) consisting of:
- An initial six-month phase offering at least 16 sessions over 16—24 weeks
- A second six-month phase offering at least one session a month (at least six sessions)
• Facilitation by a trained lifestyle coach
• Use of a CDC-approved curriculum
• Regular opportunities for direct interaction between the lifestyle coach and participants
• An emphasis on behavior modification, managing stress and peer support
Who is eligible?
To participate you must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be overweight (BMI ≥ 24; ≥ 22 if Asian);
- Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes;
- Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes; or
- Have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
If you feel you fit the criteria please join us at out orientation and information session, on May 29th from 1 pm to 2 pm. To register or more information, contact us at 520-621-0476 or 520-621-0974.
If you are unsure of diagnosis please click on the link below, to complete a online screening test.