Spectrum Generations, in partnership with Healthy Living for ME, will be offering a free workshop for adults who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes or who have pre-diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program will be offered beginning Thursday, March 25.
Workshop participants will meet weekly, from 3:30 – 4 p.m., on Zoom.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on gradual lifestyle changes and problem solving to reduce a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The program includes free lifestyle coaching during 16 weekly group sessions followed by every other week follow-up meetings and support for the remainder of the year-long program.
According to Spectrum, in a news release, research shows that lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% in people with prediabetes.
Participants will learn and apply practical strategies to stay motivated, manage stress, prepare food, solve problems, avoid negative thoughts and prevent relapse.
This series is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call (207) 620-1642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Healthy Living for ME is a statewide network of evidence-based programs that empower adults to address and better manage their health issues. All workshops are listed at healthylivingforme.org.