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Niagara County Department of Health Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Program Workshops

Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Categories: Health, Health Events

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Do you want to begin the new year by making a choice for better health? We can help you.  The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free Diabetes Prevention Program.

 

Prediabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  Take the first steps toward better health and join our free program.  Over 16 weeks, a trained lifestyle coach leads one-hour weekly sessions to help participants improve their food choices, increase physical activity and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss.  By making small lifestyle changes, participants can reach the two main goals of the DPP:  1) lose 5-7% of body weight and keep it off, and 2) be more physically active.

 

Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage.  The good news is that lifestyle changes can prevent or delay diabetes in more than half of people with prediabetes.  Please join us and take charge of your health.  Our next program begins on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.

 

If your group or organization is interested in scheduling a free Diabetes Prevention Program, a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop or a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, call the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900.

 

For information on how participating in the workshops can help you prevent Diabetes, please visit http://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Nursing-Division/Diabetes-Prevention.

 

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