UCHealth diabetes specialists are reaching out to people who are at risk of developing diabetes to help them make the lifestyle changes they need to prevent the condition altogether.
Losing just 5 to 7 percent of one’s weight can reduce the person’s risk for Type 2 Diabetes by 58 to 71 percent, according to the specialists.
UCHealth’s evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program with 16 in-person classes in the first six months and six monthly follow-up classes to promote long-term lifestyle change to prevent Type 2 diabetes and other related disease.
The fall sessions begin this month. Registration is now open for these classes:
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 13 at Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S Lemay Ave., Fort Collins.
• Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 20 at UCHealth Harmony Campus, 2121 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins.
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 27 at Medical Center of the Rockies, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland.
Classes also will be held at UCHealth Medical Fitness in Windsor and Greeley Medical Clinic in early 2018.
To register or for more information, call Teresa at 970.825.1191.
Spanish-speaking classes are available through UCHealth Community Health:
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 26 in Fort Collins.
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 21 in Loveland.
Contact Araceli Newman at Community Health, 970.495.7406, to learn more about the Spanish classes.