National Diabetes Prevention Program
The program everyone is talking about! NDPP.
The Center for Disease Control has determined that changes in lifestyle (diet and exercise) reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% for people age 60 and above.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program classes meet weekly for 16 weeks and are then followed by monthly meetings. Each meeting begins with a weigh in and has a one hour class on nutrition or exercise. The program is geared toward preventing diabetes, but diabetics are welcome to join.
This class if offered in our community free of charge with Rose Brassfield and Cheri Farris, serving as life coaches. Both of these women have been trained in facilitation of the program.
Here are a few statements from recent participants:
- "For the first time in my life someone has actually helped me get healthier instead of just telling me to. This program has given me tools to be successful in both weight loss and managing stress. The group support has been overwhelming and inspiring. Being in a small community it has been wonderful getting to know and make friends with my neighbors."
- "I lost 18 pounds which pleases me greatly. It has made my knee surgery go better too. Tracking is a good way to keep accountable. Now I am working on my second goal!"
- "I am so pleased with the program and especially the guidance and support. I have tried many other programs but have never had the success I have had with this program. I have lost weight, but more importantly, my cholesterol is down and I have dropped my AIC levels by 20 points. Thank you so much for offering this program."
If you are interested in learning more, please contact our office.