Where Can I participate in a lifestyle intervention program?

October 20, 2016

What Is the Benefit of Being Part of a Diabetes Prevention Program?

Seven Valleys Health Coaliton is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.


As part of a Diabetes Prevention Program group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.


Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

The Diabetes Prevention Program Features


  • Trained lifestyle coach

  • CDC-approved curriculum

  • Group support

  • 16 weekly meetings

  • 6 monthly follow-up meetings


Where Can I participate in a lifestyle intervention program?

The Diabetes Prevention Program is being offering in Cortland! Check us out on Facebook!

Sessions will begin on October 27 in the County Office Building (COB) room 202.    For more information contact Erin your local lifestyle coach at 607-756-4198 or erin@sevenvalleyshealth.org


Some insurance plans will cover the cost for The Diabetes Prevention Program. Check with your insurance provider to see if The Diabetes Prevention Program is covered. There is a modest fee of $20 for the cost of the entire year-long program.  Scholarships are available.


Does the Diabetes Prevention Program Work?

The Diabetes Prevention Program] can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people with prediabetes.


“Could You Have Prediabetes?” Online Quiz: This simple, seven-question quiz assesses if a person is at risk for having prediabetes.




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