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Diabetes prevention counselor chats with students

Have you ever been told you are at risk for developing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes? If so, you may be eligible to be part of a free, four-month class through the UMMC Midtown Campus.

We will teach you lifestyle changes so you can prevent Type 2 diabetes. That's a positive change that can add years to your life!

You could be at risk for developing diabetes, if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
  • Do not exercise
  • Had diabetes while pregnant or had a baby that weighed more that 9 pounds at birth.

The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus is sponsoring this 16-week lifestyle change and prevention program to help you reduce your risk and take charge of your health!

The Diabetes Prevention Program or DPP will meet weekly for four months, then once a month for 6 months to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coaches will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion on various topics such as eating healthy, adding physical activity, managing stress, and ways to stay on track when eating out. They will also help you set goals, build relationships with other participants, work as a team to meet challenges, and help with ways to stay motivated.

If you are interested in being a part of the next class, please contact:

Mariellen Synan
Community Outreach Manager
msynan@umm.edu
410-328-8402

The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of Type 2 Diabetes.