Fairfield Health Department hosts diabetes prevention program

It is estimated that about 86 million Americans have prediabetes and many don’t even know it. Individuals with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. However, people with prediabetes are more likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

The Fairfield Health Department is offering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). This program is free for individuals who have prediabetes or at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. The main goal of this program is to create lifestyle changes and improve your health to help reduce or delay Type 2 Diabetes. Participants meet in a group setting with trained Lifestyle Coaches and a Registered Dietitian to learn how to make modest lifestyle changes.

This is a yearlong program meeting once a week for the first 18 weeks, every other week for 4 months and then once a week for three months. Program runs every Wednesday, from 6:30-8 p.m., starting Jan. 10, at the Fairfield Regional Fire Training School located at 205 Richard White Way, formerly 205 One Rod Highway.

Registration and eligibility are required for this program. For more information or to register for this program contact Santina Jaronko, health educator for the Fairfield Health Department at 203-256-3150 or [email protected].

For more information on the NDPP visit cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html.

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