Diabetes Prevention and Control

Family Center clients judge a Caribbean food presentation during the Iron Chef Challenge, part of a healthy cooking class

The Family Center is thrilled to continue our programming for New Yorkers, who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or at-risk for diabetes, with Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).  Scheduled to start in early 2014, DSME is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for clients already diagnosed as diabetic.

DPP, on the other hand, is for those Family Center clients looking to stay healthy and fit, and avoid developing diabetes.  Led on the national level by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.

Together, The Family Center works with New Yorkers, who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or at-risk for diabetes, toward the following goals:

  • Lose weight
  • Control sugar levels and blood pressure
  • Increase physical activity
  • Develop healthier eating habits

Central Brooklyn residents with positive behavioral health practices are more likely to bring healthier living to their families – so everyone stays stronger, longer.

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