National Diabetes Prevention Program

Date: August 7, 2014 - June 11, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Barry Community Enrichment Center, 231 South Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058
Contact: Laura Anderson, 269-945-1388, 269-908-9803, ander359@anr.msu.edu

Who: To be eligible, participants may be at risk for prediabetes and type 2 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.

Please visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program information page for more information.

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