The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) works in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and in a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is a National Diabetes Prevention Program provider.
Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life (CYL2)
Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) is conducted in a group setting by CDC-trained lifestyle coaches. It helps people who are pre-diabetic and who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes prevent or delay the onset of the disease through healthy eating, increased physical activity, and other lifestyle changes.
Participants take part in a year-long program starting with 16 weekly sessions, 1 hour once a week (4 months), followed by twice a month follow-up meetings (8 months).
To participate a person must be 18 years or older or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 24. Participants must have a previous diagnosis of pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes, or score at least a nine on the CDC Diabetes Risk Test.
The 2012 Los Angeles County Health Survey (LACHS) showed that the prevalence of diabetes among adults in Los Angeles County is continuing to rise.
Between 1997 and 2011, the percentage of adults with diabetes increased from 7% to 11%; more than 800,000 adults in the County are now affected. Diabetes prevalence amongst African Americans (12.4%) and Latinos (13.5%) account for the highest increases in diabetes in Los Angeles County.
Diabetes is now the 5th leading cause of death in the County. Uncontrolled diabetes long-term can lead to severe health consequences such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, and blindness.
In line with our organization’s mission, CYL2 is an evidence-based innovative lifestyle coaching program with prevention strategies that have proven effective in the abatement and delay of diabetes.
To find out more about where we will implement Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life, see our resources here below.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
DOWNLOAD THE NATIONAL PREDIABETES RISK TEST
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