One in three adults are estimated to have prediabetes, and most do not know it. In Arizona, this means around 1.8 million adults are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
In response to this increasing problem, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension offers the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) across Arizona.
The National DPP is an initiative to address the growing problem of Type II diabetes. It is designed for those who are at high risk of developing Type II diabetes or who have been diagnosed with prediabetes by blood test or questionnaire, who are over 18 years of age and have a B.M.I of over 25. The program lasts 12 months.
“Our program is changing lives by encouraging the following lifestyle modifications.” Mary M. Gonzalez shared. She continued, “Eat healthy, learn tips for eating well, building healthy meal plans, and avoiding food triggers. Get moving, discover the benefits of getting and staying active. Manage stress, find out how to manage stress and deal with common barriers to change.”
Class will be starting soon and will be held on Zoom. The first class is Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. Sign up online at https://redcap.uahs.arizona.edu/surveys/?s=939C39HYTWLY3ENF. Contact Mary Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.