What is Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon?
Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon 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 type 2 diabetes and reduce risk factors for people with type 2 diabetes.
As part of a 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.
Your goal will be to lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds—by improving your food choices and increasing physical activity. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.