National Diabetes Prevention Program Gogebic 2020

Who: To be eligible, participants may be at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they answer yes to a few of the following questions:

  • I am 45 years of age or older.
  • I am overweight.
  • I have a parent with diabetes.
  • I have a sister or brother with diabetes.
  • My family background is African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.
  • I had diabetes while I was pregnant (gestational diabetes), or I gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more.
  • I am physically active less than three times a week
  • This workshop is NOT for those with diabetes.

What: The National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to bring to communities evidence-based lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes. It is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program research study led by the National Institutes of Health and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why: The lifestyle program shows that making modest behavior changes, such as improving food choices and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week, results in participants losing 5% to 7% of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke.

When: Sessions will start on Sept. 3, 2019 at 6 p.m. and repeat weekly for 16 weeks and then monthly for 6 months. Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).

Where: Bessemer County MSU Extension Office, 500 North Moore Street, Bessemer, MI 49911

Cost: The cost of the workshop is $50, which is a savings of over $300.00. The program is supported financially by Michigan State University Extension. Scholarships are available upon request. The $50 covers participants supplies for the program.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, please contact Anita Carter at 906-663-4045, ext. 662 or carte356@msu.edu.