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Lifestyle Coach Training
National Diabetes Prevention Program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-developed or approved Lifestyle Change Curriculum designed specifically to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help the participants improve certain aspects of their lifestyle, such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and losing a modest amount of weight.
This lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results.
Does this program work?
Lifestyle change programs are proven to work. They are based on research led by the National Institutes of Health.
This research showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). This finding was the result of the program helping people lose 5% to 7% of their body weight through healthier eating and 150 minutes of physical activity a week. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, losing 5% to 7% of their body weight means losing just 10 to 14 pounds. It doesn’t take a drastic weight loss to make a big impact.
And the impact of this program can last for years to come. Research has found that even after 10 years, people who completed a diabetes prevention lifestyle change program were one third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
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