Diabetes Prevention

Please note: Due to COVID-19, this program is postponed until 2021.

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Lasting changes aren’t easy. Group coaching grows a strong sense of connection within the group. They cheer each other on! Lifestyle change is best when you can share your journey and success with someone else. Group members have developed friendships that helped them to be successful in this journey to better health.

Jennifer Begley, MS, Worksite Wellness Program Manager

Risks of developing Type 2 diabetes

You may have prediabetes or be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes if you: 

  • Are overweight
  • Get little or no physical activity
  • Have someone in your family that has Type 2 diabetes
  • Had gestational diabetes while pregnant
  • Are over 65

Take the two-minute American Diabetes Association prediabetes test to find out if you are at risk.

How does the Cheshire Diabetes Prevention Program work?

This program gives you the expert advice and peer support you need to improve your life and avoid developing diabetes. Over the next year, you can be part of a group that meets with a trained lifestyle coach. Together, you can learn to make lasting changes that are hard to make alone.

The program is a partnership between Cheshire Medical Center and the Keene Family YMCA. There are sessions in both locations.

What you'll learn

In the first 16 weekly sessions you can learn to:

  • Eat healthily
  • Increase physical activity
  • Manage stress
  • Stay motivated

Supportive group coaching

After the first 16 weekly sessions, participants come together monthly with your lifestyle coach. The coach can help you identify and overcome barriers to making sustainable lifestyle changes. For example:

  • They can help you find solutions to problems many people face while trying to improve their health.
  • They will teach you stress reduction and coping skills that can help all areas of your life, so you can take charge of your health and well-being.

Registration for this yearlong program is only $99 

Call 603-354-6866 to talk with someone about signing up. Or register for an upcoming information session in our calendar of events to learn more.