What Is the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention?

October 17, 2016



Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Yes! Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. Finding the Diabetes Prevention Program offered by Seven Valleys Health Coalition was your first step on that journey. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention. The Diabetes Prevention Program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.


What Is the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention?

The group meets once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.


For example, you will learn to:

  • Eat healthy

  • Add physical activity to your life

  • Manage stress

  • Stay on track when eating out

Seven Valleys Health Coalition’s lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. Your lifestyle coach will help you:

  • Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and explain how these behaviors will help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes

  • Set and meet your goals

  • Build relationships with 
other participants

  • Work as a group to meet challenges

  • Understand and respond to your food cues

  • Stay motivated

  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes

The Diabetes Prevention Program is being offering in Cortland!

For more information contact Erin your local lifestyle coach at 607-756-4198 or erin@sevenvalleyshealth.org

For more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum, go to www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.



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