Diabetes Prevention Classes Start Feb. 20

Diabetes Prevention Program classes can help those at risk to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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One in three American adults has prediabetes. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, many of them will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years. (Take a quick quiz here.)

If you have prediabetes, the Montgomery County Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention, offered by the Montgomery County Health Department, can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. You will work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

“So many people in our community have prediabetes,” said Jan Chamness, Director of the Montgomery County Health Department. “This program offers a real chance to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthier lifestyle.”

The Montgomery County Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Montgomery County Diabetes Prevention Program meets once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program is based on research that found people with prediabetes can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight.

Classes are held at Montgomery County Health Department in the Lane Health Education Room.

For the schedule of upcoming classes or to register for the Montgomery County Diabetes Prevention Program call 859-498-3808 ext. 2448.

Click the link for the Diabetes Prevention Program Brochure.