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Posted on: January 2, 2018

You Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Orientation Jan. 16 - RESCHEDULED FOR JAN. 23

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FREDERICK, MD (January 16, 2018) -- Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the Jan. 16 orientation for the “Prevent T2” diabetes prevention class has been re-scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

The PreventT2 program utilizes a trained lifestyle coach to guide groups of participants in the development of new skills that will enable them to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight.  Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, and stay motivated.  Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

WHERE: Orientation for Prevent T2 will be held at the Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center, 121-123 West Main Street, Emmitsburg, MD. 

WHEN: January 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

WHAT: The PreventT2 program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the CDC.  PreventT2 is based on research which showed that individuals with prediabetes can reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 58% by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight (that’s 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person).

PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for approximately 4 months then once or twice a month to maintain healthy lifestyle changes.

WHY: Prediabetes is a serious condition affecting approximately 1 out of 3 American adults. One of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes is being overweight. In Frederick County the percentage of adults who are overweight has increased from 34% in 2011 to 39% in 2014 and is now higher than Maryland (35%).

Space is limited.  To reserve your space and determine eligibility, call Christine Pelkowski at 301-600-3113. 

 The PreventT2 program is being offered at no cost by the Frederick County Health Department.  This has been made possible by a grant received from the Maryland Department of Health.  For additional information about the program, visit http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/PreventT2.

For more details, please see the Press Release.

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