As we transition into the New Year, many people begin thinking about their health goals for the year. If that’s you, consider joining 24 for Life, a diabetes prevention program that has had proven success in the local community.
“I joined 24 for life to lose weight and learn how to lower my A1C,” said Cyndie, a 24 for Life participant.
24 for Life is aimed at helping participants make lifestyle changes and learn healthy habits to prevent type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for one year – weekly for the first three months, then once or twice a month for the second six months – to help participants maintain their lifestyle changes. During the sessions, a lifestyle coach teaches a lesson and leads a group discussion.
“I enjoyed the class discussions and the support of others. One of the things I learned was to pay attention to my calorie intake,” said Cyndie.
Some of the topics that participants cover include nutrition, adding physical activity to your life, stress management, staying on track when eating out, understanding your responses to food and how to stay motivated.
“By participating in 24 for life, I have successfully lost 24 pounds. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t worn in years and I feel better. I have more energy and have even been able to begin running again,” said Cyndie.
You May Have Prediabetes and Be at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes if You:
- Are 45 years of age or older
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
Contact: Donna Doel
MIDLAND CARE OPTIONS:
Midland Care Topeka
Administration, Palliative Care Clinic, Education Center
200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
785-232-2044 • 800-491-3691
Midland Care Topeka PACE Center
Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
130 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
The House at Midland Care
Inpatient Hospice House, Adult Day Health
120 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
Midland Care on 6th Avenue
Center for Hope and Healing, Findables Resale Store
1112 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
Meals on Wheels
Meal delivery, wellness checks
2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614