National Diabetes Prevention Program - Kent County
Date: March 15, 2018 - February 7, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Kent County Michigan State University Extension, 775 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact: Christi Demitz, 616-632-7881, firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible, participants must be at risk for prediabetes or have test results showing they have prediabetes. This workshop is not for people with diabetes. Participants are at high risk for diabetes if they identify with a few of the following statements:
- 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
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. 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 percent of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for diabetes.
Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a one-year lifestyle change program that will meet 16 times for the first six months (roughly once per week) and six times for the last six months. There is no cost for the workshop.