If you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or you doctor has told you that you have prediabetes this program is for you! A new session of the program begins winter 2019, and registration is now underway. To sign up or for more information, contact Crystal Petersen, RDN LD, at 319-824-4154. A free preview session is Monday, January 7, 5:30 p.m. in the hospital's Education Room. You need not be present at the preview in order to enroll in the course.
DID YOU KNOW - You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating healthy and being more active. The Live Well Diabetes Prevention Program at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise of a lifestyle coach trained specifically in PREVENT T2, a proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Key components of the program include:
• CDC-approved curriculum with lessons, handouts and other resources to help you make healthy changes.
• A lifestyle coach, specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals, and keep you motivated. The coach will also facilitate discussions and help make the program fun and engaging.
• A support group of people with similar goals and challenges. Together, you can share ideas celebrate successes, and work to overcome obstacles. It may be easier to make changes when you’re working as a group than doing it on your own.
During the program you will learn to:
• Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
• Add physical activity to your life, even if you don’t think you will have time
• Deal with stress
• Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work- like how to choose healthy food when eating out
• Get back on track if you stray from your plan – because everyone slips now and then
Program time commitment:
• Program runs for 1 year
• During the first 6 months of the program you will meet about once per week.
• During the second 6 months of the program you will meet one or two times a month
You may think you learned enough in the first 6 months and can skip the second half of the program. But you would be cheating yourself. Making lifestyle changes is an ongoing process. Staying in the program for the full year is essential to help you stick to new habits and avoid slipping back into old habits. And if you have not reached your goals in the first half of the program, your lifestyle coach and other group member can help you succeed.