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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes with the PreventT2 Program

PreventT2 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. What Is the Benefit of Being Part of a PreventT2 Program? As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress. Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
What Is the Format of the PreventT2 Program?
PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
  • Eat healthy
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress
  • Stay on track when eating out
  • Understand and respond to your food cues
  • Stay motivated
  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes 
Your PreventT2 Lifestyle Coach
PreventT2 lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. Your lifestyle coach will help you: 
  • Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and explain how these behaviors will help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes 
  • Set and meet your goals 
  • Build relationships with other participants 
  • Work as a group to meet challenges
Join PreventT2 — a lifestyle change program proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
It includes:
  • A CDC-approved curriculum  
  • Weekly sessions with a trained lifestyle coach to help you lose weight, eat healthier, be more physically active, and manage stress 
  • Support from others like you
For the reasons that are important to you, join PreventT2.
Classes Begin
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Baptist Health Community Outreach, A Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Building
10117 Kanis Road, Little Rock
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidenced based program that provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing physical activity in order to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is delivered over a 12 month period in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Benton, beginning with 16 sessions followed by 6 maintenance sessions. If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, this FREE lifestyle change program can help you make a change to improve your health! To register and for more information contact 501-202-1540. 

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes can seem overwhelming because it affects so many areas of daily life. Join us in supporting those with diabetes and their caregivers. Our monthly support groups are fun and interesting. Learn more about our Diabetes Support Group.

Diabetes Empowerment Education program (DEEP)

Join us for a FREE 6-session Diabetes Empowerment Education program! Learn about diabetes and its risk factors. Get the facts and learn how the human body works, how to manage your health through nutrition and physical activity, and techniques to reduce stress and help you cope. Classes offered in Bryant, Benton, Lonoke, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle and Conway.
To register and for more information on DEEP classes contact Baptist Health Community Outreach at 501-202-1540.

Risk Assessment Tool

Take an online risk assessment for Type 2 Diabetes.