Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

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Helping children reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem for children and adults across the country and right here in our community. But it is preventable and Get Up & Go by Children’s Health℠ can help. The Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program helps to create healthy habits for children who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or may have a family history of type 2 diabetes.  As children make positive changes, they can reduce their risk of developing this serious condition.

Designed by physicians and dietitians, our free 5-week program teaches families about the risks of type 2 diabetes and how they can prevent it by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Empowering families with education and support

Our clinical dietitians and health educators will guide your entire family through the questions you have about type 2 diabetes so that you can learn about the condition and make healthy choices together to prevent it. You will have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field and learn important insight on how diet, physical activity and simple changes can make a difference in the health and wellness of your child and family.

Classes include:

  • Fun, interactive games to help children and families understand diabetes
  • On-site physical activity for the entire family
  • Helpful tips on grocery shopping and reading food labels
  • The opportunity to meet and interact with other families to build a network

Classes meet weekly for 90 minutes and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Early prevention is key – start now

A referral from your child’s health care provider is required to participate in the type 2 diabetes prevention program. The program is for children ages 6 to 14 who may have a  pre-diabetes diagnosis or  have a family history of type 2 diabetes. The program is available in both English and Spanish and are offered virtually.  Ask your child’s provider to complete a referral form and fax it to 214-456-0194.