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Diabetes Prevention Program:

What Is the Format of the PreventT2 Program?

PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second
6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.

For example, you will learn to:

  • Eat healthy
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress
  • Stay on track when eating out 
  • Understand and respond to your food cues
  • Stay motivated
  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes
For more information about the PreventT2 Curriculum, go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/lifestyle- program/curriculum.html. 

Program Goals

Lose 5–7% of your body weight
Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

Participants do this through:

  • Healthy Eating – Eating smaller portions, reducing fat in your diet and discovering healthier foods can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
  • Increasing Physical Activity – Moderate physical activity (walking, swimming, mowing the lawn) for as little as 30 minutes, five days a week, can help improve your blood pressure, raise your good cholesterol and prevent blood flow problems.
  • Losing Weight – Reducing your body weight by as little as 5–7% can offer tremendous benefits for people at risk for diabetes.
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