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Diabetes Prevention and Management Programs Make a Difference

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How Prevent T2 and Healthy Living with Diabetes Increase Quality of Life

By Kristy Fast, senior quality program coordinator at Network Health

Diabetes is a common, but serious, condition but not unmanageable or (in its Type 2 variant) unpreventable.  In fact, special programs exist for the sole purpose of helping you prevent or manage your diabetes.

Here at Network Health, we have two programs to help stave off of Type 2 diabetes or enjoy a high quality of life even once diagnosed. They are called the Prevent T2 program and the Healthy Living with Diabetes program.

What is Prevent T2?

Since 2019, Network Health has offered a diabetes prevention program called Prevent T2, aimed at helping participants prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Cost-effective and evidence-based, this intervention program helps those who may have been diagnosed with prediabetes and those who are concerned about Type 2 diabetes to avoid the chronic condition.

Some of the methods used and encouraged are eating healthy, increasing physical activity and meeting with a group that is working toward a similar goal.

The year-long program is proven to be effective, seeing those diagnosed with prediabetes cutting their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. For those over 60 with prediabetes who participate, that percentage increases to 71.

Do you know if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes? Take the risk test now by clicking here.

We'll have more information about upcoming classes soon, to learn more about Prevent T2 or establish a spot in queue for the next class, please email

What is Healthy Living with Diabetes?

While Prevent T2 is meant to help avoid diabetes Type 2, those who have been diagnosed also have a program available to help manage symptoms.

Healthy Living with Diabetes is a six-week course offered by The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) that meets once a week. Developed at Stanford University, this program empowers you to live your best life, despite a diabetes Type 2 diagnosis through knowledge, community and encouragement.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Prevent T2 or Healthy Living with Diabetes, please email us at

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If you have been diagnosed with either diabetes Type 2 or prediabetes, we can help. At Network Health, we work with members every day who have sought help, community and empowerment through programs like Prevent T2 or Healthy Living with Diabetes and come out living happier and healthier lives.

For more information on coaching or management programs, contact us today.

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