Niagara County Department of Health offers free Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) workshops to help individuals reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.
Trained Lifestyle Coaches facilitate 16 one-hour weekly sessions to help participants set and achieve personal lifestyle goals. The program is for individuals who have been diagnosed by their doctor as pre-diabetic. It is a proven way to prevent diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, by making small lifestyle changes. Each session covers eating plans to improve food choices, exercise and physical activity and lifestyle changes to help participants achieve two primary goals – to reduce and maintain individual weight loss and to participate in regular physical activity.
The classes are followed by 6 to 8 monthly sessions designed to offer additional support and help in maintaining lifestyle changes.
Studies have proven the success of the Diabetes Prevention Program. Participants in the program who followed an effective diet and who exercised and practiced behavior modification reduced their risk for developing diabetes by 58%; for those over 60 years of age, by 71%.
If you are 18 years of age or older and have been told by your physician that you are pre-diabetic, or if you have questions about whether you might qualify for the program, call us for more information and to register for a class.
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS DATES AND LOCATIONS:
New workshops are added regularly throughout the year as they are scheduled.
Mount St. Mary’s Neighborhood Health Clinic
3101 9th Street
Niagara Falls, New York
Fridays, April 28, 2017 through August 11, 2017
1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
PLUS six monthly maintenance sessions after completion of the 16-week workshops
(dates and times to be determined)
For more information or to register for a workshop, call us at:
Niagara County Department of Health (716) 278-1900 OR
email us at email@example.com
or register online at https://compass.qtacny.org/find-a-workshop
Page last updated 3/22/17