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People with prediabetes — higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels — are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. In fact, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years if they do not take steps to prevent it.

“One in three American adults has prediabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater,” said Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Patti Schuman. “The Cheshire Diabetes Prevention Program (CDPP) offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and one’s peers.”

About the Program

We are now taking registration for the Cheshire Diabetes Prevention Program that will begin late in January.  The program empowers participants to take charge of their health and wellbeing. Participants meet in groups with a trained lifestyle coach for 16 weekly, one-hour sessions and 6-8 months of monthly follow up sessions. During each session, you will learn ways to incorporate healthy eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem solving, stress reduction and coping skills into your daily life.  By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, your goal will be to lose 5-7 percent of your body weight – that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. These lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half. Now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change.

If you would be like to notified when the next session starts up please call (603) 354-6866.