Colorado State University’s Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center is offering a 16-week session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program starting March 22.
Type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition that is currently on the rise. One out of every three American adults has prediabetes, which means they have a blood glucose level that is higher than normal. Prediabetes raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without proper exercise and weight loss, prediabetes can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes within three years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure or loss of limbs.
To learn if you are at risk, visit http://col.st/pcBm2.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change intervention that provides participants with the information and resources necessary to change their lives by improving their diets, increasing physical activity, and achieving moderate weight loss. KANC registered dietitians have been part of this successful program since 2015.
Through improved diet choices, increased physical activity, and the development of behavioral problem-solving and coping skills, participants aim to lose at least 7 percent of body weight. To help achieve this goal, the program features a structured plan — including meetings once per week for 16 weeks, then once per month for six to eight months, facilitation by a trained lifestyle coach, group support and use of curriculum approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information on whether you are eligible for referral to the National Diabetes Prevention Program, visit http://col.st/MxY9W.
The program is free for qualifying Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield patients.
Physicians and other health care providers can use their independent judgement when referring patients to a diabetes prevention program. For a referral form, visit http://col.st/9XQ9c.
For self-paying clients, the complete program cost is $330 payable at registration or three payments of $120 each.
The next session starts Tuesday, March 22, 6-7 p.m., at the Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center, 502 W. Lake St. on the CSU campus.
Call (970) 491-8615, or to register, visit http://col.st/MxY9W.