January 4, 2017: Beginning Thursday, February 9, 2017, Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Community Health Education Department will hold a Diabetes Prevention Program for adults 18 or older who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes. The class runs for a total of 16 weeks and is offered free of charge. Participants will meet once a week with a trained lifestyle coach to improve their food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to promote weight loss and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 86 million U.S. adults—one out of three—have prediabetes, and 90 percent—nine out of 10—of them don’t even know they have it. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, 15 percent to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years. People with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Developed in partnership with The National Diabetes Prevention Program in New York State (NDPP in NYS), Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program is recognized by the CDC and aims to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of Type 2 Diabetes and improve their overall health.
Certain eligibility criteria must be met in order to register for this class. Please call 845-348-2004 for more information and to register.