Diabetes Prevention Program

Sanford Center for Aging

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NOTE regarding 2021 workshops: To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will provide our workshops online via the Zoom teleconference tool. For information about any Sanford Center Wellness program, call (775) 235-8862 or email wellness.sca@gmail.com

Now scheduled for June 2021

When: Thursdays beginning June 10, from noon to 1 p.m. Sessions meet weekly for 2 to 3 months, then every other week for the rest of the year.

Where: It's online! The workshop will be given via Zoom videoconference. We have tablets available for anyone who needs a device that is capable of running Zoom for a Wellness class. If you need a tablet for a class, let us know when you register, or by calling (775) 235-8862.

Cost: FREE.

Register or get more info: Sign up at tinyurl.com/sanford-dpp-june21. You can also call (775) 235-8862 or email wellness.sca@gmail.com

What is prediabetes?

Your blood sugar (glucose) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Nearly 90 percent of adults who have prediabetes don't know they have it. Those who have prediabetes combined with poor weight management and/or minimal physical activity could develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

Take a short online test to find out if you're at risk for prediabetes.

How will this program help you?

Learn the skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress, connect with a lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you, and gain support from other members who have similar goals.

This CDC-approved 12-month program is given in weekly sessions for 5 months, followed by bi-monthly maintenance sessions.

Workshops will be hosted by the Sanford Center for Aging and the Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Sessions are partly sponsored by Access to Healthcare Network.

Find out about all our Wellness workshops: call (775) 235-8862 or email wellness.sca@gmail.com