NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System continues to help people prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes through a free, year-long program that teaches improved nutrition, increased exercise, stress management and weight loss.
The Prevent T2 program is open to anyone 18 years or older diagnosed with prediabetes or with a history of gestational diabetes. The next year-long session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and pre-registration is required.
Taught by registered dietitian nutritionists, Prevent T2 has already shown promising outcomes. Following the completion of three, year-long sessions, participants reported a collective weight loss of 145 pounds and an increase of 130 minutes a day in physical activity.
Sessions are an hour in length with weigh-ins for the 15 minutes before and after class. For each session, there’s a fun and educational component. Lifestyle coaches track progress and give away prizes. The class provides group support for living a healthy lifestyle.
The latest session of classes will begin Feb. 12, and be held on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The year-long program meets every other week for its first six months, followed by monthly meetings in the second half of the year. All sessions take place at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center, located at 123 How Lane.
The program is fully funded by a grant from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund. Call 732-339-7772 for more information or to register. Space is limited. Classes will be offered in English (and Spanish as needed).