National Diabetes Prevention Program: Prevent T2

National Diabetes Prevention Program:  Prevent T2

EPH has partnered with UGA County Extension to offer a local nutrition education and support class called Prevent T2.  Christa Campbell, Elbert County Family and Consumer Science Agent, serves as a Lifestyle Coach for the class, which meets on Monday evenings.  Prevent T2 is a CDC-recognized year long, research-based program that focuses on teaching participants how to eat healthy and increase physical activity to achieve better health.  Research has shown 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).  Even if you’re not pre-diabetic, this class can help teach you healthy habits that will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk for chronic disease.  For more information, please contact Christa by email or call the Elbert County extension office at (706) 283-2037.