National Diabetes Prevention Program

Date: January 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Extension Office, One Tuscola St., Suite 100A, Saginaw, MI 48607 - Conference Room 2
Contact: Dawn Earnesty: 989-758-2514 or wilcoxd4@msu.edu

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 designed to bring to communities evidence-based lifestyle change programs 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.

Visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program registration page for more information.

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