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Cheshire Diabetes Prevention ProgramYears before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, yet not high enough to be called diabetes. This situation is called “prediabetes” and can serve as a warning that changes in diet and physical activity are necessary to avoid the progression to type 2 diabetes.

The key to prevention or delay of diabetes and treatment of diagnosed diabetes is an organized, systematic approach to adopting and sustaining the necessary lifestyle skills and behaviors.

Calculate your risk with My Health Advisor at www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/my-health-advisor.

First Steps in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Class

Cheshire Medical Center offers a free 1-hour informative program to help you learn what steps can be taken to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Call (603) 354-5460 to register for one of the next classes.

Cheshire Diabetes Prevention Program

A community partnership among Cheshire Medical Center, the Keene Family YMCA, Monadnock Family Services, and the Keene Senior Center is excited to offer this year-long program to our area.

Participants will meet in groups once a week for 16 weeks with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

They continue once a month for 8 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles. Sign up for the next upcoming program.

Find out more about the National Diabetes Prevent Program at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.