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Free Diabetes prevention program now offered online live

FARMINGTON - The Diabetes Prevention Program is now being offered in a live, online format! MaineHealth offers this FREE program that can help you create lifelong healthy habits.

The Diabetes Prevention Program offered by MaineHealth provides a year of support from a trained lifestyle instructor, as well as peer support within a group setting. You can now participate from the comfort of your own home! Using Zoom, classes meet weekly for 16 weeks, then once or twice a month for the rest of the year. Each session offers live instruction and discussion.

Don’t know if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take this one-minute quiz (https://mainehealth2.formstack.com/forms/diabetes_risk_test).

This program will help you: learn how to eat better and be more active; develop skills to make healthier choices; and get long-term support to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes.

The online class times are as follows and will begin as soon as they fill:

  • Mondays at noon or 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Join today, and encourage friends and family to join, too! To sign up or for more information, contact prevention@mainehealth.org or call 661-7294.

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