ABOUT THE I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PROGRAM:
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained lifestyle coach once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. Sessions will start January 14, 2016 and continue through April 28, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital Education Room.
After the 16-week program is completed, support and additional learning sessions will be offered on a monthly basis for 8 months.
Risk Factors for Type 2 diabetes include:
- High blood pressure
- Elevated lipids (cholesterol triglycerides, LDL)
- Obesity (BMI >30)
- Family history of Type 2 diabetes
- History of gestational diabetes
There is NO cost to participate in this program.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PROGRAM?
We are looking for participants to take part in a group program that uses a community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. This program may be for you if you are:
- 18 years or older
- At risk for but NOT currently diagnosed with diabetes
- Not pregnant
I CAN Prevent Diabetes Program
Facilitation: The trained facilitator(s) of the I CAN Prevent Diabetes Program will focus on a group-based program of the Diabetes Prevention Program adapted by David Marerro, PhD, and Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH. The program uses evidence-based information and best practices to promote healthy eating, weight loss and physical activity.
I CAN PREVENT DIABETES! is a community-based lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with prediabetes. Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are between 100-125, which is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
An individual with prediabetes can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss (usually about 10-15 pounds) are often effective enough to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range.
More information about the I CAN Prevent Diabetes Program can be found at: www.icanpreventdiabetes.org
More information about prediabetes and preventing Type 2 diabetes can be found at:
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/pre-diabetes.jsp
National Diabetes Education Program http://www.YourDiabetesInfo.org
Sessions are held in the Redwood Area Hospital Education Rooms. Enter through the west door. Registration is required! Register by calling Dorie Oja, MS, RD, LD, CDE at 507-637-4518 at the Redwood Area Hospital Diabetes & Nutrition Center.