What is Prevent T2?
Prevent T2 is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program designed to help people who are pre-diabetic cut their risk in half for developing type 2 diabetes. This program is also referred to as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).
- People with elevated blood sugar or “borderline diabetes”o People who had gestational diabetes
- People with a family history of diabetes and are overweighto People with an A1c between 5.7% - 6.4%
- People with a fasting plasma glucose between 100-125 mg/dL
- People who might be at risk via the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test
The main goals of this program are for the participants to:
- Lose 5-7% of their starting body weight
- Work up to 150 minutes of physical activity per week
- Learn how to eat healthy by tracking daily caloric and fat intakeo Cut their risk for developing type 2 diabetes in half
How is the program set up?
- Participants will attend once per week for 16 sessions and then 1-2 times per month over the course of one year
- o Sessions last 1 hour
- o Sessions are taught by CDC-trained Lifestyle Coaches
Why does this matter?
- Prediabetes is 100% reversible
- 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it
- o If left untreated, 30% of people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years
- Complications from type 2 diabetes include: blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and amputation of extremities.
Sign up now
For a limited time, the program is being offered for free from Owensboro Health beginning on Jan. 3rd, 2019 at 5 - 6 p.m. in Classroom A at the Healthpark. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Amy Turley at 270-688-4459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.