Research shows that people can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes 58% by losing 7% of their body weight and exercising moderately 30 minutes a day, five days a week. To help people prevent diabetes, Trinity Health's Center for Diabetes Education created Weigh 2 Change, a yearlong lifestyle intervention program that helps people improve health and prevent type 2 diabetes.
Certified by the CDC, Weigh 2 Change offers nutritional and exercise counseling, group support, and the use of trained lifestyle coaches to help people make lasting lifestyle changes.
To be eligible for the program, participants must:
- Be at risk for or have prediabetes
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be overweight
- Not currently have diabetes
- Not be pregnant
Prior to registering, potential participants attend a “Session Zero” informational meeting, where they learn about the program to decide whether it’s right for them.
For more information on future meetings and program dates, call the Center for Diabetes Education at (701) 857-5268.