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Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know?
  • Almost 84 million US Adults have prediabetes

  • People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease

  • Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease


The good news...

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease.  Prediabetes is reversible; Diabetes is NOT.  The MHP Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain these healthy habits to reduce your risk and ensure that you can live life to its fullest.


About the Diabetes Prevention Program:

The Center for Disease Control Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being.  Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of Type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes.  The program is delivered over a 12 month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance.
 

Program Goals:
  • Reduce body weight by 5%

  • Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week
     

Weekly sessions:
  1. Welcome to the Program

  2. Be a Fat Detective

  3. Ways to Eat Less Fat

  4. Healthy Eating

  5. Move Those Muscles

  6. Being Active:  A Way of  Life

  7. Tip the Calorie Balance

  8. Take Charge of What’s Around You

  9. Problem Solving

  10. Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out

  11. Talk Back to Negative Thoughts

  12. The Slippery slope of Lifestyle Change

  13. Jump Start Your Activity Plan

  14. Make Social Cues Work for You

  15. You Can Manage Stress

  16. Ways to Stay Motivated


For more information:

Please contact us at MHPdiabetesprevention@majorhospital.org or (317) 398-5315.  You can also download our brochure by clicking here.