Nutrition Center offering National Diabetes Prevention Program

Colorado State University’s Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center is offering a 16-week session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program starting March 20.

Type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition that is currently on the rise. One out of every three American adults has prediabetes, which means they have a blood glucose level that is higher than normal. Prediabetes raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without proper exercise and weight loss, prediabetes can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes within three years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can cause health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure or loss of limbs.

To learn if you are at risk, click here.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle change intervention that provides the information and resources necessary to change lives. The purpose of the program is to help participants improve their diets, increase physical activity and achieve moderate weight loss. KRNC registered dietitians are proud to be part of this program, and have achieved above-average results with its last four classes since 2015.

Through improved nutrition, increased physical activity and the development of behavioral problem-solving and coping skills, participants aim to lose at least 7 percent of body weight. To help achieve this goal, the program features a structured plan — including meetings once per week for 16 weeks, then once per month for six to eight months, facilitation by a trained lifestyle coach, group support and use of CDC-approved curriculum.

For more information on whether you are eligible for referral to the National Diabetes Prevention Program, click here.

The program is free for qualifying Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield patients with a referral from their doctor. For a referral form click here. Call to let KRNC staff know if you are waiting for a doctor’s referral.

For self-paying clients, the complete program cost is $330 payable at registration or three payments of $120 each. Invest in your health today!

The next session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays starting March 20, in the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center, Room 114 in the Gifford Building on campus.

To register, call (970) 491-8615.  For more information, click here.