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Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops


Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am

Submitted by the Niagara County Department of Health

The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program. This is a 16-week program for people who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then bimonthly for three months and once a month for five months.

This workshop starts Feb. 27 and is scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lockport Memorial Hospital’s Community Room, 6001 Shimer Drive. Program participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes in health behaviors, such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

Many people with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within three years if they do not take steps to prevent it. This program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes.

To participate in this lifestyle change program, you will need to meet all four these requirements: 

√ Be 18 years or older 

√ Have a body max index of 25 or higher 

√ Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes 

√ Not be pregnant

You will additionally need to meet one of these requirements: 

√ Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year 

√ Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) 

√ Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the prediabetes risk test

Individuals with pre-diabetes can register for the diabetes prevention program by calling Stacy Knott, MS. Ed., NCDOH nursing operations manager, at 716-278-8596.

For information on how participating in the workshops can help you prevent diabetes, please visit www.niagaracounty.com/diabetesprevention

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