Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The CCAHEC Diabetes Prevention Program uses the PreventT2 lifestyle change program curriculum to help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. The program is currently being offered for free to residents of El Paso County. If you live elsewhere, but would like to participate visit the CDC's "Find a Class" here.

 

When: The program begins 1/23/2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Program sessions after 1/23/2020 are on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.

Where: The Independence Center - 729 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Cost: Free

*This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances

Could you have Prediabetes?

The CDC has a short Prediabetes Risk Test you can take to find out. If you score a 5 or higher, please email your results to dpp@centralcoahec.org and then use the Register Here link above to register for the January 2020 program.

You may have prediabetes if you:

Are 45 years of age or older

Are overweight

Have a family history of type 2 diabetes

Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week

Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds

What's in it for you?

  • The program is free!
  • A CDC-approved curriculum
  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goal as you - and fun
  • A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months

Meet Your Lifestyle Change Coaches

Darlyn Baker

 

Kathy Orr
 

Have questions or need more information? Contact us!

CCAHEC

Phone: 303-481-8686

Email: dpp@centralcoahec.org

The Independence Center

Carrie Baatz - Community Training Coordinator

Phone: 719-471-8181 x116

cbaatz@the-ic.org

www.theindependencecenter.org

 

Prediabetes and Diabetes Resources

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