The PreventT2 Program Reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
Prediabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes
One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most
of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
1 out of 3 American adults
has prediabetes. If you
have prediabetes, you can
make changes now to
improve your health and
prevent type 2 diabetes.
Join the PreventT2 program starting
Wednesday, March 29
at the Marianna Branch Library.
How the PreventT2 Program Works
As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles
If You Think You May Be at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes:
- Download and take this fact sheet to a health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test.
- If you don’t have a health care provider, call the health department to find out if you qualify for the program.
- You can also check out the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at www.cdc.gov/PreventT2. If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program..
Call or visit DOH on the web today!
DOH in Jackson County
Contact: Whitney Merritt 850.526.2412 EXT 132
Jackson County 2023-2024 Prevent T2
Meeting Day: Wednesday at 9:00 AM
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Schedule
For months 1-5 the group will be meeting weekly. After that the schedule will change to bi-weekly, then 1 day a month. Please see the schedule below for more information.
March 29, 2023 Class “0” Information Session: Are You Committed
April 5, 2023 Module 1: Introduction to the Program
April 12, 2023 Module 2: Get Active to Prevent T2
April 19, 2023 Module 3: Track Your Activity
April 26, 2023 Module 4: Eat Well to Prevent T2
May 3, 2023 Module 5: Track Your Food
May 10,2023 Module 6: Get More Active
May 17, 2023 Module 7: Burn More Calories Than You Take In
May 24, 2023 Module 8: Shop and Cook to Prevent T2
June 7, 2023 Module 9: Manage Stress
June 14, 2023 Module 10: Find Time for Fitness
June 21, 2023 Module 11: Cope With Triggers
June 28, 2023 Module 12: Keep Your Heart Healthy
July 5, 2023 Module 13: Take Charge of Your Thoughts
July 12, 2023 Module 14: Get Support
July 19, 2023 Module 15: Eat Well Away From Home
July 26, 2023 Module 16: Stay Motivated to Prevent T2
Meeting Schedule changes: Months 6-12 (Bi-weekly Then Once Per Month)
August 2, 2023 Module 17: When Weight Loss Stalls
August 16, 2023 Module 18: Take A Fitness Break
September 6, 2023 Module 19: Stay Active to Prevent T2
September 20, 2023 Module 20: Stay Active Away From Home
October 4, 2023 Module 21: More About T2
October 18, 2023 Module 22: More About Carbs
November 1, 2023 Module 23: Have Healthy Food You Enjoy
December 6, 2023 Module 24: Get Enough Sleep
January 3, 2024 Module 25: Get Back on Track
February 7, 2024 Module 26: Prevent T2- For Life