02/22/2019 - Deadline For Free Diabetes Prevention Program In Gordon
One in three people have pre-diabetes which can lead to Type 2 diabetes and its health complications. Do you have family members with diabetes and want to keep from getting Type 2 Diabetes?
A National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) will begin on Monday, February 25, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. NDPP is intended for people age 18 or older who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Participants in NDPP will learn to make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of getting type 2 diabetes. During the program, participants are supported by group interactions and working with the Lifestyle Coach. NDPP will meet weekly for 16 weeks, then two times per month for the remainder of the year. Weekly lessons will look in-depth at topics and techniques such as fitness activities, motivators, fat and calorie reduction, MyPlate dietary guides, managing stress and much more.
Call Nebraska Extension at 308-432-3373 to register for the program by February 22. Class enrollment is limited to the first 20 registrants. National Diabetes Prevention Program is available free of charge because it is sponsored by Panhandle Public Health District and Gordon Memorial Hospital.