Baptist Health Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Program in Three Central Arkansas Locations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Anyone needing a little motivation and encouragement for giving up sweet tea and couch-potato lounging ways because of prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, there is help. And it’s free!

Baptist Health Community Outreach is kicking off its free National Diabetes Prevention Program Tuesday, Jan. 23, in three different locations – Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Benton. The program provides a supportive environment where participants learn how to eat healthier and increase their physical activity — both proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Using curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this national diabetes prevention program is provided over a 12-month period. Small class sizes provide time for group discussion and individual attention during the 16 initial and 10 maintenance sessions.

The various locations and times are: Baptist Health Community Outreach office, 10117 Kanis Road, Little Rock (5:30-6:30 p.m.); Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 West Pershing, North Little Rock (8:30-9:30 a.m.); and Riverside Community Center, 1800 Citizens Drive, Benton (9-10 a.m.). For more information or to register for the nearest and most convenient program location, call 501-202-1540.

Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization. Baptist Health is also Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 9,100 employees operating nine hospitals. For more information about Baptist Health, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.