Sunday, March 9, 2014

Over Twenty CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs in Colorado!













There are now over 20 organizations in Colorado who are recognized by the CDC to offer the Diabetes Prevention Program. To find a site near you please call 1-800-DIABETES.

If your organization is interested in offering the Diabetes Prevention Program please contact Michelle Lynch at michelle.lynch@state.co.us.

To find out more about the Diabetes Prevention Program please visit our Google site: DPP in Colorado

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
Consortium for Older Adult Wellness (COAW)
CREA Results
Delta County Memorial Hospital
Denver Health
Diabetes Dynamics
HEAL: Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, Employer Health and Wellness
Kit Carson County Health and Human Services
Mile High Fitness
New Terrain, LLC
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association
Plains Medical Center
Pueblo Community Health Center
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center
Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment
YMCA of Metro Denver
To see contact information for the sites above please visit CDC Colorado Recognized DPP.

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.

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