Active SWV To Offer Free Lifestyle Management Online Classes

Individuals in West Virginia are invited to participate in preventing type 2 diabetes with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Active Southern West Virginia. Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, groups of participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for developing this disease. 

2019 Training Course
What you can expect from an NDPP Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change course with Active SWV:

The NDPP Prevent T2 course gives you 1 year of free lifestyle coaching specific to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes prevention management.

Over the course, you’ll receive many benefits including:

  • A supportive and encouraging social group
  • Take home activities
  • Regular weigh ins as one method of goal setting
  • Access to Active SWV’s free physical activity programs
  • Coaching to help you set and meet goals
  • Facilitation on topics ranging from healthy eating to finding motivation and more

Most importantly, this program is designed to help you make lasting changes by empowering you with tools and strategies you may carry with you for a lifetime.

The Schedule:
  • Weekly 1hr meetings for first 6 months
  • Monthly 1hr meetings for last 6 months
Who can participate?

The NDPP does set some eligibility requirements around self-reported blood tests, and/or clinical diagnoses. Contact us at info@activeswv.com for details. Active SWV’s NDPP Prevent T2 course will be free and open to the eligible public. However, spaces may be limited. Be sure to complete the form below to let us know you are interested!

Why participate?
  • Become Accountable—Join a supportive welcoming group to share your wellness journey
  • Save Money—Medical bills of people with diabetes are typically 2-3 times higher than those without diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2014)
  • Prevent Other Chronic Disease—Diabetes highly contributes to death from heart disease and stroke

Would you like to join a free NDPP Prevent T2 lifestyle change course with Active SWV? Register below to be the first to know about upcoming course openings and program updates.

Registering does not commit you to, or guarantee you a spot in the next course, but it will ensure you receive updates on upcoming courses and are among the first to be invited to participate.

PreventT2 classes will be held online to maintain a safe and dependable schedule. The program is offered free of charge and spaces are limited. For those interested in learning more, review this eligibility checklist 

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for developing this disease. 

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