Snow Hill, MD- Spring into health with the Worcester County Health Department’s Lifestyle Balance: Diabetes Prevention Program, a program that aims to help residents eat healthy, be active and lower their risk for type 2 diabetes with easy-to-follow tips and tools.
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or have a history of gestational diabetes, this program is proven to help you improve your eating habits, increase your daily activity, lose weight and reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. On average, participants lose 5- to 7-percent of their body weight.
The Lifestyle Balance - Diabetes Prevention Program will allow you to learn about healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. It is a year-long, group program that will run April 14, 2022 through April 20, 2023. Classes will be available on-line and in-person. Class times are Thursdays 3:30pm-4:30pm (online) and 5pm-6pm at the Snow Hill Library located at 307 N. Washington St. Snow Hill. You will participate in 16 weekly sessions followed by once a month support sessions for the remainder of one full year.
When you enroll in this great program, you will receive one-on-one support from a certified wellness coach, learn about healthy eating and active living, lose weight, earn weekly prizes, improve health, and participate in weekly chats with others to help encourage them during their healthy lifestyle journey!
“The Diabetes Prevention Program is an excellent program that continues to be effective in helping residents prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. We are excited to continue to provide this program in our county. Programs are offered through a distance learning online format and in-person which offers some flexibility for those wishing to enroll in free services,” said Crystal Bell, Chronic Disease and Tobacco Supervisor at the Worcester County Health Department.