Prevent type 2 diabetes with
WSU Extension Diabetes Prevention Program!
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The WSU DPP lifestyle change intervention can help you make lasting changes to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. WSU Diabetes Prevention is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NOTE: Currently there are no upcoming classes yet scheduled.
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Course includes year-long support and motivation beginning with 12 weekly class meetings, bi-weekly for the next four sessions and then monthly meetings for the last six sessions.
The Diabetes Prevention Program can make a difference to improve your health. You can make a change for life! All classes are offered online.
With the WSU Diabetes Prevention Program you get:
• 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 goals as you
• 12 weekly sessions
• Monthly follow-up sessions to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes – and fun
The Diabetes Prevention Program is in your Community
Lifecoach Kate Foster can help you change your lifestyle to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. The sessions in a facilitated group are fun and provide you with the support you need to say Not Me! to diabetes.
Prediabetes can lead to Type 2 Diabetes
One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 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 toes, feet, or legs.
The lifestyle changes you make in WSU DPP may help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
You may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:
• 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
• Are 45 years of age or older
Make a change – Start today!
Take the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz:
If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program.
WSU Whatcom and Skagit County Extension Diabetes Prevention Program
Kate Foster – firstname.lastname@example.org • (360) 778-5832