Research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown that adults with pre-diabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% or 71% for adults aged 60 and over. The Orange Community Services Department, Orange Health Department and Orange VNA are co-sponsoring with Monitor My Health, a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Center, to offer a proven CDC (Centers for Disease Control) course focusing on preventing Type 2 Diabetes in adults to Orange residents starting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5pm — 6pm at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.
This lifestyle change course is free of charge for adults who are pre-diabetic and the group size will be limited to no more than 20 people.
The program is a weekly interactive one-hour long workshop led by Certified Lifestyle change Coaches (LCP) with nutritional and exercise expertise in addition to being trained in the CDC curriculum and requirements. In order to qualify, all interested adults must be considered pre-diabetic at the time of enrollment. The weekly sessions will focus on healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and managing stress and will be held weekly on Tuesdays for the first 6 months and then 1-2 times a month for the second 6 months.
In order to qualify, you can complete a simple questionnaire developed by the CDC, scoring 5 or higher which can be completed over the phone with a staff member of Manage My Health at 203-717-2474 or 203-394-7311. Another option is to have pre-diabetes status documented by your physician or a laboratory test report of AlC results between: 5.7-6.4. To register, call Dr. Wade’s office, Monitor My Health all participants must be pre-screened and registered prior to Tuesday, March 26th.
Monitor My Health is a 501c(3) not for profit Diabetes Prevention Center, officially recognized via contract with the CDC and approved by the State of CT Department of Health.