Let's DiaBeat This
Let's DiaBeat This
Diabetes Self-Management Program
The CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being.
The Prevent T2 program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants are charged an enrollment fee but upon completion of requirements get reimbursed plus receive a one year free DRC membership.
In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by their physician. Call Debbie at (316) 788-3781 for complete details.
Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching
Dining With Diabetes
Nutrition and physical activity are keys to managing type 2 diabetes. Dining with Diabetes is a 4-week program taught by a Registered Dietitian from Sedgwick County Extension. Programs includes the following:
- Planning meals & snacks with delicious & healthy recipes
- Cooking demonstrations & food tastings
- Motivation & support
- Ideas for being more active
- An understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health
Chronic Disease Self Management
If you are living with depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc., then this 6-week program is for you. This CDSMP workshop is interactive and helps you learn techniques to manage your chronic condition.
- 10.3% of Kansas adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes
- Sedgwick County’s diabetes rate is 10.8%, higher than the state.
- It is estimated that 3,376 currently have diabetes
- It is estimated that 12,155 have pre-diabetes