Saint Peter’s Healthcare System offers a free, year-long program that teaches improved nutrition, increased exercise, stress management and weight loss to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
The Prevent T2 program is open to anyone 18 years or older diagnosed with prediabetes or with a history of gestational diabetes. Taught by registered dietitian nutritionists, sessions are an hour in length with weigh-ins for the 15 minutes before and after class. Lifestyle coaches track progress and give away prizes. The class provides group support for living a healthy lifestyle.
The latest session of classes will begin on Feb. 12, and be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center, located at 123 How Lane in New Brunswick. The year-long program meets every other week for its first six months, followed by monthly meetings in the second half of the year.
Registration is required by calling 732-339-7772. Space is limited. Classes will be offered in English (and Spanish as needed).