Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program

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Join the Diabetes Prevention program – improve your health now and prevent type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention class is now scheduled and will begin October 4, 2018, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center from 11 a.m.–noon. This class takes place over the course of a year. The first 16 weeks we will meet once a week on Thursdays from 11 a.m.–noon. The next 8 weeks we will meet once bi-weekly, and from month 7-12 we will meet once a month.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a structured and evidence-based program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is free to patients and it has been shown to cut in half the risk of getting diabetes. DPP is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.


How It Works: 

The one-year program is group-based and consists of weekly and monthly sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of adults with similar goals in a community setting.

Program Goals: 

-Weight loss of 5% to 7% of body weight

-Gradually increase physical activity to reach a goal of at least 180 minutes per week

Who Qualifies? 

An eligible person must…

  • Be at least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight (Body Mass Index ≥25) and
  • NO previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and
  • Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year or be  previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes:
    • Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% or
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL

*NOTE: Adults screened with the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test may also qualify for this service. If you would like to take the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test contact Dominque Simon at the information below.

If you would like to be a part of the Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact Dominque Simon by September 28th. There is no cost to participants and great incentives will be given throughout class. There is little or no risk for participating and you will gain valuable knowledge that can improve your health as well as your loved one’s health.

If you have any questions about program eligibility, please contact Dominque Simon at 919-496-3344 or by email at dominque_simon@ncsu.edu

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