April 2, 2019: The Diabetes Prevention Program at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has earned the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Full Recognition for its National Diabetes Prevention Program. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition.
The CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has been proven to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and is the largest national effort to mobilize and bring effective lifestyle change programs communities across the country. The program is specifically designed for those at risk for, or already diagnosed with, prediabetes.
“As the lifestyle coach and coordinator for this program, I have the opportunity to help members of our community prevent type 2 diabetes by coaching them to make healthier lifestyle choices. Receiving CDC recognition for Montefiore Nyack’s Diabetes Prevention Program is exciting. We get to take part in the fight against the type 2 diabetes epidemic,” said Denise Roma, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, Community Health Diabetes Educator in Patient and Community Education at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant). More than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million). Nine out of 10 people with prediabets don’t know they have the condition. Prediabetes increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Lifestyle changes, including healthy eating and being more active, can cut the risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half.
Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s CDC-Recognized NDPP program touches on every aspect of life that affects the risk for type 2 diabetes and provides not only the base knowledge necessary to understand that risk, but the practical, hands-on tools to change those risk factors. For more information about the Diabetes Prevention Program at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, visit montefiorenyack.org/diabetes or call 845-348-2004.