National Diabetes Prevention Program
What to expect
What is the benefit of participating in the lifestyle change program?
The CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is a structured program, based on research, specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. Participating in this program will help you to:
What is the format of the National Diabetes Prevention Program?
Our groups meet for a year — meeting weekly for the first 2 months, followed by meeting biweekly ( 2 times per month) for the remainder of the program until the last 2 sessions, which will be held every 3 weeks. The program is focused on helping you make long-term changes for lasting results. A year might sound like a long commitment, but learning and maintaining new habits and skills, and building confidence takes time. The program is led by our trained lifestyle coachs to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated. During each session, which is based on a CDC-approved curriculum, your lifestyle coach will engage the group to see how things are going, introduce the session’s key topics, and guide a group discussion.
Your diabetes prevention lifestyle coach
Lifestyle coaches play a key role in the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program. Legacy Health's lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. During the year-long program, your lifestyle coach will help you:
- Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
- Help you set and meet your weight loss and physical activity goals
- Build relationships with other participants
- Work as a group to meet challenges
- Maintain the changes you’ve made and stay motivated
Utilizing group support
Our small group classes offer support from other patients who may be dealing with the same concerns you have. Topics may include:
- Shopping and cooking to prevent type 2 diabetes
- Eating well away from home
- When weight loss stalls
- Managing stress
- Find time for fitness
- Staying motivated
- Coping with triggers
- Eating well
- Staying active
- Getting back on track
Through the support of our trained coaches, and your fellow peers, we can better lead you to success with this program!
Please contact us to learn more about these support group times.