Coastal Well being District encourages wholesome modifications to forestall Kind 2 Diabetes

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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – The Coastal Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program encourages residents to make healthy changes to help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Lifestyle coaches will teach participants how to manage stress, be more physically active, and lose a modest amount of weight, according to the Coastal Health District.

“One in three American adults has prediabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater,” said Cristina Gibson, director of chronic disease prevention for the Coastal Health District. “The PreventT2 program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the assistance of a trainer and colleagues.”

The program will host hour-long virtual meetings on May 19th at 10am and May 25th at 5.30pm. PreventT2 is part of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The Coastal Health District said people with above-average blood sugar levels – prediabetes – are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people with normal blood sugar levels. And those with prediabetes can be diagnosed within five years.

PreventT2 groups meet weekly for the first six months of the year and once or twice a month for the rest of the year.

Interested parties can reserve seats by emailing cristina.gibson@dph.ga.gov or calling 912-644-5818.