Monday, March 18, 2013

Six More Colorado Organizations Trained to Offer the Diabetes Prevention Program

Lifestyle Coaches trained to offer the DPP
On March 4th and 5th, six additional organizations were trained by the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center DTTAC.org to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). This takes the total number of sites offering the Diabetes Prevention Program in Colorado to seventeen (including the YMCA of Metro Denver who offers the YDPP).

To find a site near you please call 1-800-DIABETES

Sites offering the DPP:
American Diabetes Association
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Center for African American Health
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center
Chaffee County Public Health
Clear Creek Public Health
CREA Results
Delta County Memorial Hospital
Denver Health
Diabetes Dynamics
Kaiser Permanente
Kit Carson County Health and Human Services
Metro Community Provider Network
Mile High Fitness
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center
Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center
YMCA of Metro Denver

About the DPP: 
People who lose just 5 – 7 percent of their body weight (10 to 14 pounds for someone weighing 200 pounds) greatly reduce their risk of developing diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program helps them reach this goal by eating healthier and increasing physical activity to a 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Taught by trained lifestyle coaches, this 16-week program includes weekly sessions on nutrition and physical activity, such as how to read food labels, how to develop and maintain a healthy diet, and how to deal with stress without overeating.
If your organization is interested in offering the Diabetes Prevention Program please contact Kelly McCracken at kelly.mccracken@state.co.us

To find out more about the Diabetes Prevention Program please visit DPP in Colorado

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