MOSCOW, IDAHO— Community members are preventing type 2 diabetes with the Gritman Medical Center’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a free lifestyle change intervention offered by Gritman’s Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Care.
The group will hold two no-obligation information sessions: 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 19 in the second floor boardroom at Gritman Medical Center.
Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress.
People with prediabetes — higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels — are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. In fact, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years if they do not take steps to prevent it.
Through DPP, participants learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
Gritman’s Diabetes Prevention Program group will meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
Gritman’s Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To participate in the Gritman Medical Center’s Diabetes Prevention Program, enroll by contacting Gritman’s Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Care, (208) 883-6341 or email email@example.com.