Active Living and Learning for Diabetes Prevention
Laura Pady-Porter, MS, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
- Regular exercise - 150 minutes or more per week
- Weekly education about healthy eating and exercise, and
- Weight loss equivalent to 5-7 percent of body weight
- One hour of education about diet, behavior change and exercise
- One hour of exercise at the UW Health Preventive Cardiology Research Park location
Classes are offered in January, March and September.
Some insurance companies will pay for the program. Please check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover Active Living and Learning for you. Participants will be required to pay a commitment fee which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program requirements.
You may qualify if you:
- Have three traits of metabolic syndrome (high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglyderides, low HDL, and increased waist circumference)
- Have had a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in the past 12 months and/or have not been on medication to control your blood sugar for greater than 12 months
- Are ready to make lifestyle changes that can improve your health and commit to the year-long program