Niagara County Department of Health Offers Free Diabetes  Prevention Program Workshops

The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering a free Diabetes PreventionDiabetes class.1.22.24 Program. This is a 16-week program for people who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.  Classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then bi-monthly for 3 months and once a month for 5 months.  

This workshop starts on February 27 and is scheduled Tuesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm at Lockport Memorial Hospital in the Community Room, 6001 Shimer Drive, Lockport. 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. 

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.  

To participate in this lifestyle change program, you will need to meet ALL 4 these requirements: 

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Have a body max index of 25 or higher 
  • Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes 
  • Not be pregnant  

You will additionally need to meet 1 of these requirements: 

  • Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year 
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) 
  • Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test  

Individuals with pre-diabetes can register for the Diabetes Prevention Program by calling Stacy Knott, MSEd, Nursing Operations Manager, Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-8596.             


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