Verde Valley News – Yavapai County Community Health Services will offer the PreventT2 lifestyle change program to Camp Verde residents. Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
The CDC estimates that more than 1 in 3 adults – 96 million Americans – have prediabetes. More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Additionally, about 20% of American adults with diabetes don’t know they have it. People with prediabetes – higher-than-normal blood glucose levels – are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels.
In PreventT2, participants work with a trained YCCHS Health Educator to learn the skills and strategies needed to eat healthier, become more physically active, manage stress, and overcome barriers that can get in the way of sustainable and lasting changes. PreventT2 provides a supportive and motivating group setting, where participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
An information and enrollment session will be held on January 31, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Camp Verde Community Library. PreventT2 will begin in February.
For information about PreventT2 and other health programs, visit the County’s new website www.healthyyavapai.com. Yavapai County Community Health Services provides leadership, information, and services that contribute to improving the health and well-being of Yavapai County residents. Residents can optimize their health and wellbeing through grant funded education classes provided free of charge.
If you would like more information about this program, please call Lindsay Plas at (928) 634-6872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.