Diabetes Programs


CDC Prediabetes Program

Click Here to learn more about Prediabetes

In this lifestyle change program, you’ll learn, laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits—all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health.

Class Schedule:  This is a year long commitment - Click Here for more information

  • Part 1: January 25, 2017 - March 8, 2017
  • Part 2: March 22, 2017 - May 17, 2017
    • Curriculum will be placed on MyCourses
    • Must participate in weekly online discussions
  • Part 3: July 2017 - December 2017
    • ​Monthly meetings
    • Click Here for a list of monthly topics

To participate in this program you must be considered prediabetic based on blood work or doctor assessment, previously gestational diabetic during pregnancy or screen high risk for prediabetes.  To assess your  risk status you can use this quiz: Click Here

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Diabetes 101: Taking Control

Do you or a family member have prediabetes or diabetes? If so, this free workshop is for you!

Diabetes is unlike other diseases/conditions, such as cholesterol and hypertension, which can often be treated by medication alone. This class will make you more aware of diabetes’s causes, what it takes to treat the disease, and gives you the power to control it.

Next Classes: TBD

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Diabetes Meal Planning

Too often, people newly diagnosed with diabetes are told they need to develop better eating habits without being given specific information on how to do so.  This class will provide you with the information and tools on how to plan meals to help manage your blood sugar and are healthy for the entire family to eat.

Next Classes: TBD

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Diabetes Pattern Management

Combine your blood sugar and food logs with your medication schedule to determine how to maximize your results and lower your blood sugar

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How can Type 2 diabetes be prevented?

Research shows that modest weight loss and regular physical activity can help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes by up to 58% in people with prediabetes. Modest weight loss means 7% of body weight, which is 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Getting at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity, such as brisk walking, also is important.

The lifestyle change program offered through the National Diabetes Prevention Program—led by health fitness specialists at RIT can help participants adopt the healthy habits needed to prevent Type 2 diabetes. The health fitness specialists lead classes to help participants improve their food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes.htm