You can prevent Type-2 diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or have risk factors for development of diabetes? Take this simple, seven-question quiz to determine your risk!
If your results indicate an elevated risk of prediabetes or other risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health! The Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change Program can help you make lasting changes to prevent Type-2 diabetes.

Prediabetes Can Lead to Type-2 Diabetes:
One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them don’t know it. Without making lifestyle changes many people with prediabetes can develop Type-2 diabetes within five years. Type-2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure or loss of toes, feet, or legs. Click to visit the CDC Diabetes Prevention website.

What is the National Diabetes Prevention Program?
Diabetes prevention programs that are part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) use lifestyle change interventions that target improving diet, increasing physical activity and achieving moderate weight loss. Trained lifestyle coaches facilitate the group discussion and use the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approved curriculum. PeaceHealth Southwest uses the CDC proven lifestyle change program materials.

Does the National Diabetes Program work?
The National Diabetes Prevention Program can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in half. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5-7% of their body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds! These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. Join us, commit to making lifestyle changes and change your life!

Prevent T2 class participants meet for a yearlong program.
Over the first six months, meetings occur most weeks for one hour. During the second six months, meetings occur every other week for one hour. If you are committed to change your lifestyle for the better and prevent Type-2 diabetes, join our group and make a yearlong commitment to your health!

Work together to make changes in your life including:

  • Making healthier food choices
  • Including physical activity into your routine
  • Facing lifestyle challenges head on
  • Finding ways to handle stress and staying motivated
  • Building relationships with other participants

When does the next program begin?
We’ll launch our next Prevent T2 classes in early November of 2018. Classes will meet on Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Pre-registration is required to determine program eligibility - must meet criteria for pre-diabetes and/or screen of pre-diabetes.
Location: 2312 NE 129th in Vancouver, WA
Call Kate at (360) 514-3409 to register, or to learn more about upcoming classes, cost, program eligibility and Medicare coverage.

Watch This
“A Change for Life” Video: In this video, experts and people with prediabetes talk about how Type-2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and increased physical activity. People with prediabetes discuss how group lifestyle change classes helped them learn and keep healthy habits.

Click to watch the video!

​​​​Here are a few comments from previous PreventT2 class participants:
  • Class is informative and enjoyable
  • Information has been very useful
  • Clinician has a great way of interacting with the group
  • It has been very educational and motivating to me
  • During the week, I refer to the binder often
  • We tell our friends how good this class is
  • Excellent class
  • Very helpful in making lifestyle changes as opposed to a diet
  • It has been wonderful!  Keep up the positive work!
  • I have really found great value in the information and the easy casual atmosphere.  Easy paced, fun and great tips for a lifetime
  • Have found this class to be very informative and helpful in making changes
  • Excellent materials and presentations
  • Clinician makes it fun
  • It has changed (saved) our lives