Diabetes Prevention Program – starts Jan. 22

Are you worried about your health?

Prediabetes raises the risk of heart disease and stroke, and many people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within two years.

The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center presents the 2021 National Diabetes Prevention Program: New Year New You.More than 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes (more than 34 million Americans), and it is estimated that much more (88 million U.S. adults) have prediabetes. Diabetes is considered a chronic disease, and if not treated, can have deadly complications. Today, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.   

Although there is no cure for diabetes, the early stages of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) – or “prediabetes” – can be reversed. When detected early, both prediabetes and diabetes can have hopeful health outcomes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month – a time to recognize diabetes risk for early detection and intervention.   

The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center’s next offering of its National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) begins January 22, 2021. 

This year-long group program is designed for anyone with prediabetes. It includes education, resources, and support for improving nutrition, physical activity, and weight management. Class topics include meal planning, stress management, positive thinking, goal setting, nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and more. NDPP is not a diet program, it is a lifestyle behavior change program designed to set participants up for a lifetime of healthy habits. 

KRNC’s NDPP recently received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means this program consistently meets criteria that demonstrates that it is highly effective for reversing prediabetes. 

In the event that the current situation with COVID-19 persists into the start time of the program, classes will be led virtually until it is safe to meet in-person. Classes will be held Fridays from 12 – 1 p.m. For the first several months, classes will meet weekly. For the remainder of the year, classes will be held biweekly to monthly. There are 26 classes in total. 

Interested? Your next steps… 

If qualified, your health insurance may cover the program at $0 cost to you! Call or email us to find out how to verify your eligibility. 

If you have questions or would like to register, call 970-495-5916, or email nutritioncenter@colostate.edu. 

For additional information, visit the program website.  

The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center is part of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health and Human Sciences. 

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