About the Program:
- The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is proven to help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
- PreventT2 is a year-long support group program led by Rock Valley Health registered dietitians trained as lifestyle coaches. The program meets weekly for the first 4 months, then once or twice a month for the last 8 months, for a total of 26 sessions.
To Participate you Must:
You must meet all 4 of these requirements:
- Be 18 years or older.
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher (23 or higher if you are Asian American).
- Not be previously diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Not be pregnant
You must also meet one of these requirements:
- Had a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year (includes any of these tests and results):
- Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7–6.4%.
- Fasting plasma glucose: 110–125 mg/dL.
- 2-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 g glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.
- Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).
- Received a high-risk result (score of 5 or higher) on the Prediabetes Risk Test.
Rock Valley Physical Therapy – 850 43rd Ave. Suite 300, Moline, IL 61265
Time & Dates:
- Sessions 1-16 meet every Thursday 5:15pm-6:15pm beginning Thursday, February 24th, 2022 and go through Thursday, June 9th, 2022.
- Weekly weigh-ins will be taken starting at 5pm each night of class.
- Sessions 17-26 dates are TBD so that participants’ availability can be taken into consideration.
- $535 per person for the entire year, which comes out to just over $20 per class. (Payment plans available.)
*Some employers and insurance carriers cover the cost of these programs. Check with your employer or insurance carrier to see if they cover the cost of attending one of these programs.
People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of ∼$16,750 per year, of which ∼$9,600 is attributed to diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures ∼2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes. Source: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017. Diabetes Care. American Diabetes Association.
Contact: Tristyn Rivera, Program Coordinator at Tristyn.Rivera@rockvalleypt.com with questions or to sign up
Please Fill Out the Contact Form To Get Started:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will I have to attend every session?
What sessions you attend is completely up to you. It is strongly encouraged to not miss any of the first 16 sessions, however make-up sessions can be scheduled if necessary.
If I miss a session, will I get a refund for that session?
No. The cost of the program cannot be prorated for missed sessions.
Do I have to go on a diet?
No! We don’t want to completely take away foods you love. The goal is to learn how to make healthy eating habits while still incorporating those foods into your life.
What will I learn?
During the first half of the program, you will learn to:
- Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
- Add physical activity to your life, even if you don’t think you have time
- Deal with stress
- Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work—like how to choose healthy food when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from your plan—because everyone slips now and then
Why is it a year-long program?
The first 16 weeks, you are learning the core principles of a healthy lifestyle. In the second half of the program, you will enhance the skills you’ve learned so you can maintain the changes you’ve made. These sessions will review key ideas such as tracking your food and physical activity, setting goals, staying motivated, and overcoming barriers. The lifestyle coach and small group will continue to support you. You may learn some new information, too.
Research shows that program participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).
Where can I find more information?
Find more information at: cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention
Or reach out to Rock Valley Health by contacting Tristyn.Rivera@rockvalleypt.com with any questions and to sign-up.