National Diabetes Prevention Program:
Carolinas HealthCare System and its partners are offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program that will help you to 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%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other healthy behaviors over the course of 24 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help them maintain their progress. The program will be administered through Carolinas HealthCare System-trained lifestyle coaches in designated community locations.