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Diabetes Prevention Program

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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Click this link to find out the difference between Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes  http://niagaracounty.com/portals/4/Images/pdf.png.


Sponsored By:
Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division
and
Niagara County Office for the Aging

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS; DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Trott Access Center
Classroom 8 on the ground floor down the hall from Dept. of Motor Vehicles
1001 11th Street, Niagara Falls, NY


Starts Monday, September 23rd, 2019 *
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Classes held every Monday through January 6, 2020. Due to county holidays,
classes will be held Tuesday October 15 instead of the 14th 
and Tuesday November 12, 2019 instead of the 11th.

* Classes run for 16 consecutive weeks and are followed
by 6 to 8 monthly sessions that will end 8/31/20 to offer 
additional support and help in maintaining lifestyle changes.

See Flyer http://niagaracounty.com/portals/4/Images/pdf.png

 

Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence
5825 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

Starts Monday, October 7, 2019 **
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Classes held every Monday through January 20, 2020.  Due to county 
holidays, classes will be held on Tuesdays as follows:
Tuesday, October 15th instead of the 14th; 
Tuesday, November 12th instead of the 11th  
Tuesday, January 21th instead of the 20th

** Classes run for 16 consecutive weeks and are then followed
by 6 to 8 monthly sessions that will end 9/14/20
to offer additional support and help in maintaining lifestyle changes.

See Flyer http://niagaracounty.com/portals/4/Images/pdf.png

 

New workshops are added regularly throughout the year as they are scheduled.

 

 For more information or to register for a workshop, call us at:

Niagara County Department of Health (716) 278-1900 OR
email us at
nchd.nursing@niagaracounty.com

or register online at https://compass.qtacny.org/find-a-workshop


 

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Page last updated 9/3/19

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