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Dept. of Health to Offer Free Diabetes Prevention Program in Niagara Falls

Author: Anonym/Friday, February 13, 2015/Categories: Health

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Lockport, 2/13/2015
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division is offering a free Diabetes Prevention Program scheduled to begin on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Niagara Community Center 7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls 14305.   Classes consist of 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then once a month for 6 months.  Class sessions are designed for people who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Program participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes in health behaviors, such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress.  People with pre-diabetes (those with a higher than normal fasting blood glucose (sugar) of 100-125 mg/dl) are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels.  Many people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years if they do not take steps to prevent it.  This program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes.

If your doctor has told you that you are pre-diabetic and you would like to register for the class, call the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900.  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

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