Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. If you qualify for the Program you will have the opportunity to work with a trained coach, learn about healthy food and exercise, and manage stress and other factors.
Shore Physicians Group is proud to offer a CDC-curated Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost, which meets regularly to help people at risk for type 2 diabetes delay or even prevent the disease by making the necessary lifestyle changes to stay healthy. The next group begins January 12, 2021, and those interested in the program should take the quiz above to determine their eligibility. Once you have submitted your results, eligible participants will be contacted by Shore Physicians Group to enroll in the program. In the program, you will not only learn how to prevent Type 2 Diabetes, but build relationships and skills that will last a lifetime.
Now in its second year at Shore Physicians Group, the Diabetes Prevention Program provides you with the tools you need to be successful, including a digital scale, portion control tools, exercise support, meal planning guidelines and more. The group beginning in January is led by Angela Insana, a trained lifestyle coach with Shore Physicians Group. Sessions are held at 5:30 p.m. for one hour each week for the first four months and then approximately once a month for the remainder of the year.
Sessions will initially be held virtually via Zoom, but when COVID restrictions are lifted, the group will meet at Shore Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Somers Point, with access to exercise equipment.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Below is a list of local resources for you to utilize to help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Before beginning an exercise routine, please consult with your provider.
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