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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  • Lisa

    Good department. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2017. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisau2019s diabetes story (google ” Lisa diabetes ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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