Get Healthy! Class

Join our FREE lifestyle change class to GET HEALTHY!

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You’ll learn how to:

  • Eat healthy food and cook healthy meals
  • Lose weight and keep it off
  • Exercise and enjoy it
  • Manage your stress

Tuesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm (starting 10/7)
at Craig VNA 745 Russell Street

Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm (starting 10/1)
at Steamboat Springs  940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101

For more information call Lindsay at 970-871-7634

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to Get Healthy?

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free evidence-based lifestyle change class for preventing type 2 diabetes. You’ll learn how to:
•    Exercise and enjoy it
•    Manage your stress
•    Set fat gram and exercise goals
•    Understand portion sizes
•    Lose weight and keep it off
•    Eat healthy in your community
•    Overcome barriers
•    Set self-management goals
•    Sustain life-long changes

These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. Participants will work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to learn strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy. Lifestyle coaches work with participants to identify emotions and situations that can sabotage their success, and the group process encourages participants to share strategies for dealing with challenging situations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Diabetes is becoming more common in the United States. From 1980 through 2011, the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes has more than tripled (from 5.6 million to 20.9 million).

Diabetes is a serious disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most people with diabetes have type 2, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes. At one time, type 2 diabetes was more common in people over age 45. But now more young people, even children, have the disease because many are overweight or obese.

Diabetes can lead to problems such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and nerve damage. One out of four people do not know they have diabetes. Many people do not find out they have diabetes until they are faced with problems such as blurry vision or heart trouble. That’s why you need to know if you are at risk for diabetes.

You can prevent certain types of Diabetes
An estimated 86 million Americans over age 20 have prediabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have “prediabetes”—that means their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and they are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that’s 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to talk with your health care team about your risk and whether you should be tested.

For more information or to sign up for the class call Lindsay at 970-871-7634.

Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and The National Diabetes Education Program.

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