Diabetes Prevention Program Launching at LCO Clinic
Type 2 Diabetes is common in our community, state, nation and world. But, research shows, Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making simple lifestyle changes.
The LCO Community Health Center is launching a program, "Prevent T2" which is aimed at reducing your risk for developing diabetes.
The program will begin on Thursday, February 15, 2108 at 4:00 pm. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.
Prevent T2 is based on research that showed that people with prediabetes who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight (that's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person) by making modest changes reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by over half. For older persons, the results are even more dramatic!
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or:
- Are 45 years of age or older
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than three times per week
- Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
This program is for YOU!
Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. PreventT2 groups meet for a year - weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes.
The program's group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles. PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The local program will meet in the Large Conference Room at the Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm, beginning February 15, 2018.
There is no cost to join the program.
Please call the Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center Diabetes Prevention and Education Program at 715-638-5153 to register for the program or with questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!