Diabetes Prevention Workshop
If your doctor has told you you’re at risk of diabetes, you’re not alone.
About 1 in every 3 American adults have high blood pressure and 2 in 3 have additional risk factors, like low physical activity, poor nutrition, or tobacco use. And more than 1 in 3 have a condition called prediabetes. This means their blood sugar levels are too high, but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
But knowing you’re at risk is good. It gives you a chance to take control of your health and take steps to help prevent diabetes and other serious health problems like heart disease and Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. There’s a lot you can do to lower your risk. And we can help.
HOW WE’LL HELP YOU
The Diabetes Prevention Workshop (also known as Prevent T2) is a proven program to help you make small lifestyle changes. You can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. It is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This workshop lasts for one year. There are 16 weekly core sessions, plus monthly maintenance sessions. Each session is 1 hour long.
Your trained lifestyle coach and fellow participants will guide and support you to:
- Solve problems and create plans for action and change
- Make healthier eating choices
- Get more physical activity into your daily life
- Reduce stress and stay motivated
- Understand and respond to your food cues
- Stay on track when eating out
- Be an active partner in working with you to better your health
Our workshops are free of cost for all participants. That’s because we’re committed to making sure all Vermonters have access to expert advice and proven strategies to take control of their health.
THIS WORKSHOP MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU
- Have been diagnosed with prediabetes
- Have ever been diagnosed gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant)
- Score 5 or higher on the Prediabetes Screening Test
- Have poor nutrition
- Don’t get enough exercise
- Have high blood pressure or abnormal cholesterol
- Have a parent or sibling who has diabetes
- Support a friend or loved one who’s at risk