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National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a series of free classes offered by Oswego Hospital. It is an evidence based program developed by the CDC to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. It is a year long program with each class lasting 1 hour. For the first sixteen weeks, classes meet weekly. After that classes meet once or twice a month for the remainder of the year. The class is recommended for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, are at risk for Type 2 diabetes or who had gestational diabetes while pregnant. You may have or be at risk for pre-diabetes if you are 45 or older, are overweight, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, are physically active fewer than 3 times a week, ever had diabetes while pregnant or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds. Pre-diabetes raises your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. The classes are led by trained facilitators and include skills needed to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress. This proven program can help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by more than half. Participants weigh in weekly and are encouraged to keep a fitness log and food journal.

To register, call 315.349.5513.

Start time: 5:00 PM
End time: 6:00 PM
Location: Springside at Seneca Hill