The National Diabetes Prevention Program is the Center for Disease Control’s program for those who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The program aims to help those with pre-diabetes lower their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Program goals include at least a 5 percent body weight loss and 150 minutes of physical activity each week. To make these goals attainable, the program includes education, support and a simple, but engaging program.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-month hybrid program that is delivered virtually via Zoom to your mobile phone or computer, and/or in-person, following all current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. The program offers a private and secure experience that includes:
· Weekly lessons for the first four months of the program followed by monthly lessons for the remainder of the year;
· Unlimited Lifestyle Coach engagement for 12 months;
· Online community to share your experience with individuals in your group;
· Lifestyle Coach to lead your program and give personal feedback throughout the 12-month program;
· Scheduled in-person scale check-ins with each participant throughout the 12-month program;
· Meal photo-journaling, activity tracking, and recording parameters to enable your Lifestyle Coach to offer customized feedback regarding your progress.
The 2021 Program begins: Tuesday, May 18, three class options are available:
8 to 9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., or 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. This program is offered at no cost to participants; however, pre-enrollment is required.
To enroll, please complete and submit the online program intake form at bit.ly/diabetes-prevention-program.
For additional enrollment information or to learn more about the program, please contact Angela Fochesato, community health programs manager, Healthy Acadia, at 207-255-3741, Ext. 103 or Angela@HealthyAcadia.org.
If you think you may be at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, take the CDC’s online, confidential Pre-diabetes Screening Test: https://doihaveprediabetes.org/take-the-risk-test/#/. If your score indicates that you may be at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, talk with your health care provider or contact Healthy Acadia.