Diabetes Prevention Program Beginning Soon

The next Prevent T2, a lifestyle change program for those with prediabetes, will begin Thursday, Mar. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. This program, developed by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation, is designed for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes who want to lower their risk.

The year-long Prevent T2 Program meets virtually for one hour weekly for the first four months, every other week for the next two months, and monthly for the last six months. This program helps participants achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and being active. By the end of the first six months, the goal is for participants to lose at least 5 to 7 percent of their starting weight and get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Participants then set goals for themselves for the second half of the program, many choosing to continue losing weight and increase their physical activity.

More than 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and one out of four does not know that they have it. Those that are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes include people over 45 years of age, are overweight, have a family history of type 2 diabetes or

have had diabetes, gestational diabetes, or gave birth.

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the best way to get started on stopping this debilitating disease is to call at (410) 996-5168 or fill out this form.