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What is the PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program?

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development oftype 2 diabetes.
PreventT2 Program
• Trained lifestyle coach
• CDC-approved curriculum
• Group support
• Year-long program — weekly
for 6 months, then 1–2 times a

What Is the Benefit of Being Part
of a PreventT2 Program?

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other
participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the
skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes
include losing a modest amount of weight, being more
physically active, and managing stress.
Being part of a group provides support from other
people who are facing similar challenges and trying
to make the same changes you are. Together you
can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome

What Is the Format of the
PreventT2 Program?

PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second
6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and
lead a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
• Eat healthy
• Add physical activity to your life
• Manage stress
• Stay on track when eating out
• Understand and respond to your food cues
• Stay motivated
• Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes
For more information about the PreventT2 Curriculum, go to

Does PreventT2 Work?

The PreventT2 program can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in
half. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes
helped participants lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person
weighing 200 pounds. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58
percent in people with prediabetes.
Your PreventT2 Lifestyle Coach

PreventT2 lifestyle coaches have
the experience and training to
help you reach your goals. Your
lifestyle coach will help you:
• Learn the facts about healthy
eating and physical activity
and explain how these
behaviors will help reduce
your risk for type 2 diabetes
• Set and meet your goals
• Build relationships with
other participants
• Work as a group to
meet challenges

Meet your lifestyle Coach: 

Hello my name is Yaye Barry-Walker. I am a certified Lifestyle coach, an Ace certified health coach and I possess an MS in health promotion. I am absolutely delighted to facilitate the upcoming Prevent T2 - lifestyle change program. Indeed, I am big proponent of taking care of oneself through mindful and healthful living. It is my firm belief that, through our individual and collective strengths and with the right support we can achieve great things. I look forward to being a part of this journey to good health with you.


PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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