National Diabetes Prevention Program

Date: March 19, 2014 - July 10, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension, 612 E. Main, Centreville, MI 49032
Contact: Diana Fair,, 269-467-5635

Who: Must have pre-diabetes to be eligible. Participants may be at risk for pre-diabetes 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 who have 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 - 7 percent of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke.

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