National Diabetes Prevention Program - Kent County

Date: October 24, 2018 - September 25, 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, demitzch@msu.edu

To be eligible, you must be at risk for prediabetes or have test results showing you have prediabetes. This workshop is not for people with diabetes. You are at high risk for diabetes if you 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 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.

You will work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a one-year lifestyle change program that meets 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 due to the support of Michigan State University Extension and Kent County Medical Society Alliance Foundation.

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