Free Diabetes Prevention Program

News from Aging, Posted on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:32am

The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects will be offering a Diabetes Prevention Program, FREE, for anyone 18 years of age or older who is at risk for developing diabetes or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

Classes will begin Friday, July 10, 2015. The classes will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday for 16 weeks. Additional support classes will be held monthly after the 16 weekly classes. The classes will be located at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. 2nd Street, Olean, New York, 14760. To register, call Carol at 716-372-0200.

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

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program can help individuals cut their risk in half of developing Type 2 diabetes (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.

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing diabetes, this program is here for you! Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk for diabetes, request a diabetes screening, and call Carol at 716-372-0200 to find out if the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you.

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