You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Join the Prevent T2 Program
What is Prevent T2?
Prevent T2 is a lifestyle intervention program created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to a 2002 study called the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Participants with prediabetes who lost 5-7% of their body weight by making dietary changes and exercising 150 minutes per week reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58%. To learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.
How will the Employee Wellness Program be involved?
Sarah Bowman, the Taylor Health & Wellness Diabetes Educator, will lead the one-year lifestyle intervention program here on campus. Our group will meet once per week for the first 6 months and 1-2 times per month for the following 6 months. Participants will learn how to make healthy dietary changes and set reachable goals. They will be asked to record their weight and number of minutes they exercise at each meeting. Participants will be encouraged by peer support and a sense of community. Data will be collected and sent to the CDC. Taylor Health & Wellness Center will become a CDC Recognized site for the National Diabetes Prevention Program and our data will be used in the ongoing study.
Who can participate?
Any MSU employees, retirees, spouses, and dependents with an interest in diabetes, pre-diabetes or healthy lifestyle intervention may attend this program. Be prepared to provide the following information:
- Most recent (within the last year) Fasting Blood Sugar or Hemoglobic A1c
When does it start?
The first meeting is Wednesday, September 13, 2017. We will meet in the PSU on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. for the first 6 months and 1-2 times per month for the following 6 months.
How much does it cost?
Prevent T2 is FREE for all participants! A diabetic-friendly lunch will also be served at the first meeting of each month.
Please register using My Learning Connection:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type Prevent T2 into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process, if necessary.