Please join the Lawrence County Health Department and make lifestyle changes to live longer and healthier lives! The Diabetes Prevention Program uses CDC curriculum in support-group style meetings focusing on small, lasting lifestyle changes that can result in weight loss, increased physical activity, healthier eating choices, and preventing or delaying Type 2 Diabetes. Even when we know the healthier choices that we need to make, it’s hard! Together we can figure out triggers, stressors and ways to change our thinking to make those healthier choices easier. This class is a year long and you must enroll in the beginning to join. Next class begins Tuesday October 18 at 5PM at LC Heath Dept. We will meet weekly the first few months (skipping holidays, as needed, etc) then switch to monthly to finish. We can do this, together! Now is the time to make healthy changes alongside others with similar struggles. Get a full year of meetings and support! Call today!
To Qualify to Enroll in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old AND
- Be overweight (BMI at least 25) AND
- Have NO previous Diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes (sorry, this class is for prevention, not control)
- AND have ONE of the following (Lab results must be within the past year)
-Hemoglobin A1C test 5.7%-6.4% Result____________ Date_____________
-Fasting Plasma Glucose test 100-125 mg/dL Result___________Date__________
-Two-hour plasma glucose test 140-199 mg/dL Result________Date___________
-Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes during pregnancy by a doctor
Contact Ashley Wilks at 606-638-4389 to join or for any questions.