Mesa County Health Department is kicking off two new Prevent T2 class series for residents in May. Prevent T2 is a program designed to help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Two information sessions are scheduled for this month to help residents decide whether or not Prevent T2 will work for them:
Monday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon, drop-in
Fruita Community Center
324 North Coulson, Fruita
Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. to noon
Crossroads Fitness, North
2768 Compass Drive, Grand Junction
Nationwide, 86 million Americans have prediabetes – 90 percent of those people don’t know they have it. Based on national estimates, one in three Mesa County residents are prediabetic.
Joining the Prevent T2 Program will give you the tools and the support you need to make changes that will both prevent type 2 diabetes and last a lifetime.
Small groups will meet with coaches approximately once a week for six months, then transition to monthly meetings for the following six months. Research shows this type of program reduces onset of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent overall and 71 percent overall for people 60 years of age and older.
Have questions? Contact Emily Robertson at (970) 248-6900.