Diabetes Prevention Program

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

This is a program that was created by the CDC to prevent type two diabetes in people who are prediabetic. The program uses a lifestyle coach to share evidence-based information to the group members so they can slowly make lifestyle changes without restricting diet.

We have multiple certified lifestyle coaches who have successfully led classes in the facility over the past few years. COVID put things on hold, this program will be starting again, and we have a waiting list for individuals who are ready to make positive changes over the next year. This program will be led by our Health Equity Coordinator, Rachel who is a certified lifestyle coach.

WHO IS AT RISK?

Here are some of the risk factors:

  • You are overweight.
  • You are 45 years of age or older.
  • Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.
  • You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week.
  • You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
  • You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).
  • Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?

CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs run for 1 year. In the first 6 months, you will learn how to:

  • Eat healthy without giving up all the foods they love
  • Add physical activity into your busy schedules
  • Deal with stress
  • Cope with challenges that can derail their hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
  • Get back on track if they stray from their plan—because everyone slips now and then

In the second 6 months, we will meet monthly for 1 hour to build on the skills learned and maintain positive changes. We will review key concepts such as setting goals, tracking food and physical activity, staying motivated, and overcoming barriers. The second 6 months is essential to help your patients stick with new habits.

For more information, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html or call Rachel at 701-252-8130

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM

CVHD will be offering the program early this Spring 2022!  More info coming soon on a specific date the program will start! Call CVHD (252-8130) to get on the list that you are interested!

Staff

Health Equity Coordinator

Rachel Jennings / rjennings@nd.gov

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