National Diabetes Prevention Program

Date: January 16, 2018 - December 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Diabetes & Nutritional Counseling Center, 802 W. King St., Owosso, MI 48867
Contact: Memorial Diabetes & Nutritional Counseling Center, 989-729-4712, Cathy Newkirk, 810-244-8523,

Who: To be eligible, participants may be at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they answer yes to a few of the following questions:

  • I am 45 years of age or older.
  • I am overweight.
  • I have a parent with diabetes.
  • I have a sister or brother with diabetes.
  • My family background is African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.
  • I had diabetes while I was pregnant (gestational diabetes), or I gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more.
  • I am physically active less than three times a week
  • This workshop is NOT for those with diabetes.

What: The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program research study led by the National Institutes of Health and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why: The lifestyle program shows that making modest behavior changes, such as improving food choices and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week, results in participants losing 5% to 7% of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke.

When: A free information session will be held on Jan. 16, 2018 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sixteen sessions will be held on Tuesdays through June 12, then once a month for 6 months, ending by Dec. 11, 2018. Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting.

Cost: The cost is $50. The actual cost of the National Diabetes Prevention Program is $450, but with the support of Michigan State University Extension and Memorial Healthcare Center, the cost of this workshop is reduced to $50 per person. Financial assistance is available upon request.


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