Suffolk County Executive Steve
Bellone and Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. James
Tomarken invite residents who are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes
to participate, free of charge, in the county- administered National Diabetes
Prevention Program (DPP). The program supports moderate behavior changes and
has proven to reduce risk in those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
DPP is based on a research study
led by the National Institutes of Health. The study showed that with intensive
counseling and motivational support, participants were able to make behavioral
changes, reducing their risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent.
Lifestyle changes worked particularly well for participants aged 60 and older,
reducing their risk by 71 percent.
“We seek to reverse in Suffolk
County the nationwide trend toward increased rates of diabetes. This program
addresses the behaviors that contribute to diabetes, a disease that exacts
enormous costs to the individual, the family and the community,” said Executive
“Diabetes puts people at risk for
many serious health conditions,” said Dr. Tomarken. “The good news is that
moderate changes in lifestyle can result in significant health benefits,” said
The Diabetes Prevention Program is
led by a trained lifestyle coach. It meets one hour per week for 16 weeks, then
monthly for the remainder of one year.
Dates: March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28, May
5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
July 7, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Swezey Medical Pavilion
103 West Main St.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Contact: Janis 631-853-3187
17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14,
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
725 Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Bldg.C-016
Hauppauge NY 11788
Contact: Debora 631-853-2928
more information visit our website at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health
located under Healthy Living, or Call the Office of Health Education at
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