Group Lifestyle Balance is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program can help participants lose 5-7% of body weight and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week. A trained lifestyle coach will meet with you as a class weekly for 12 core sessions and then less frequently for 10 more sessions.
If you are over 18 and are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, have ever been told by a health care professional that you have pre-diabetes, elevated sugar, borderline, or have had gestational diabetes, and would like to join a class, contact the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (304) 485-7374. You can view a schedule of the classes here.
We offer classes in our six counties. If you are interested in becoming a participant or a leader of these classes, please feel free to contact us.