Diabetes Prevention

The PreventT2 lifestyle change program helps individuals take charge of their health to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

Participants work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn skills to make lasting changes. These include eating a healthy diet, being more physically active, maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress.

PreventT2 groups meet for a year, weekly for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months. During each session, the coach teaches a lesson and leads a group discussion.

The PreventT2 lifestyle coach helps participants:

  • Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and understand how they can reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Understand and respond to their food cues.
  • Stay motivated.
  • Work as a group to meet challenges. 

Prevent T2 is offered at the:

  • Clifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034
  • East DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Lithonia, Ga. 30058
  • North DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Road, NE, Chamblee, Ga. 30341

To learn more about Prevent T2, click here.

Diabetes Self-Management

Diabetes self-management education provides information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. It’s tailored to an individual’s specific needs, goals and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based standards.

Topics include:

  • Understanding diabetes and diabetes treatment.
  • Eating a healthy diet.
  • Taking medicine.
  • Checking your blood sugar.
  • Reducing your risk for other health problems.

Click here for information on monthly diabetes support group sessions.

For more information about the DeKalb County Board of Health’s diabetes prevention and self-management services, call 404-508-7847 or email DeKalb.OCDP@dph.ga.gov.