Thursday, October 11, 2012

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is coming to Colorado


In the spring of 2013, several organizations throughout Colorado will offer a group lifestyle change program that reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Most people who participate in this program lose 5 percent  to 7 percent of their body weight and start exercising 150 minutes a week.

What are the indicators for pre-diabetes?
  • Over age 45 years
  • Overweight or obese
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • A family history of diabetes
  • A history of gestational diabetes
To prevent diabetes, health care providers and others should screen for pre-diabetes and refer those at risk to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. To learn more, go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes.htm

To learn more about Colorado’s efforts to roll-out the National Diabetes Prevention Program please go to https://sites.google.com/site/diabetespreventionprogram/home

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