Diabetes Prevention Program Starting Up

News from Aging, NY Connects, Posted on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:30pm
Do you have pre-diabetes?

Do you have pre-diabetes?

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects will be offering a Diabetes Prevention Program, FREE, for anyone 18 years of age or older, at-risk or diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Classes will begin Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:00-11:00 AM and continue every Tuesday for 16 weeks, with additional support classes monthly after the 16 weekly classes. The program will be held at the Center for Regional Excellence, 4039 Route 219, Suite 200, Salamanca, NY 14779. To register, call Stacy Lockwood at (716) 373-8032.

The CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing Type 2 Diabetes.

• It can help people cut their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes in half (or even more if you are over 60).

• The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.

Through support from the New York State Health Foundation, The Healthy Community Alliance will offer the nationally acclaimed Diabetes Prevention Program, for FREE.

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, this program is here for you! Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk for diabetes, request a diabetes screening, and call Stacy at 716-373-8032, to find out if the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you.

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