Mid Shore Communities Join Together to Prevent Diabetes
1 in 3 Adults on the Mid Shore have prediabetes, the condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes. The Good News? The CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can cut a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. And, it's being offered on the Mid Shore!
Program offers an evidence-based approach to treating prediabetes. Through the program, which is offered virtually or in person, participants take small, manageable steps that add up to lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Sessions are held about once a week for the first few months, then once a month to keep motivation going strong. With the support of a trained Lifestyle Coach, participants will learn to: increase their physical activity, eat healthy, manage stress, and overcome challenges to change.
The National DPP Lifestyle Change Program is being offered in-person and online through Local Health Departments, YMCAs, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The Eastern Shore AHEC is serving as the hub for all programs and is enrolling now for cohorts starting in January. Call 410-221-2600 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we can prevent diabetes! To find out if you are at risk, take a 1-minute risk test. If you are high risk, talk to your health care provider about your treatment options and see if the National Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you.
For information about the Mid Shore Health Improvement Coalition or the regional diabetes partnership, contact: Nicole Morris, MSN, RN, email@example.com
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