Registration Open for Diabetes Prevention Program Classes

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

The Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program will kickoff new sessions of its 12-month diabetes program in January 2021.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized program uses proven strategies to help participants prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

You can register for online classes that start Jan. 17, 21 or 25. Lunchtime and evening classes are available. To participate in the program, you must meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Those requirements are listed on the program’s registration page.

Participants attend 26 hour-long classes over the course of the program to learn healthy eating and physical activity strategies to prevent diabetes. Outside of class participants receive one-on-one support each week from their instructor.

“The lessons are all based on evidence-based strategies that we know work to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight,” said Kelly Nordby, program coordinator.

Classes meet weekly during the first six months of the program. The classes taper off in frequency during the second six months to every three weeks and then every four weeks.

North Carolina residents pay $30 to participate in the program, but they can receive a full refund if they meet the program’s requirements for class attendance and tracking their weight and physical activity.