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Diabetes Prevention Program 2018-09-25T17:15:06+00:00

If you’re overweight, have high blood pressure or a cholesterol-heavy diet, you could be at high risk for diabetes. In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. adults has prediabetes—and doesn’t even know it. The good news: proper diet and exercise can prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes and the health complications that go with it. Start reducing your risks today with diabetes prevention goals. We offer a prediabetes class, nutrition consultations, and free blood sugar screenings.

Diabetes Prevention Program

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)?

chronic condition managementA proven program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a structured lifestyle change program, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to prevent the onset of diabetes in individuals who are pre-diabetic. The skills you learn will help you better manage your weight and empower you to make a change for life.

The program consists of 16 “core” weekly sessions of curriculum in a group-based, classroom-style setting that provides practical training in:

  • Long-term dietary change
  • Increased physical activity
  • Ongoing support for weight loss

After the 16 core sessions, monthly follow-up meetings help ensure that you maintain healthy behaviors.

The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight—that’s 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds—by eating healthier and being more physically active. Research has found that the program can help people make modest lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

You Don’t Have To Do This Alone.

Through the DPP program, you will have the support of a lifestyle coach and a group of people facing the same challenges and trying to make the same changes.

If you want to reduce your risk of diabetes and lose weight, contact a health coach today at 732-637-6381 or healthcoach@centrastate.com to discuss the Diabetes Prevention Program and learn if you are eligible.

Also be sure to talk to your doctor about your risk for diabetes today. To find a primary care doctor trained in diabetes treatment and management, call 866-CENTRA7 or visit centrastate.com/physicians and we’ll help find a doctor to fit your needs.