The Cherokee Lifestyle Balance is a diabetes prevention program providing a fun way to learn how to eat healthy, manage stress & increase physical activity for a lifetime.
The Cherokee Lifestyle Balance program is based on the national Diabetes Prevention Program, proven to decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. The program was modified with emphasis on Cherokee culture and fun interactive learning.
In Cherokee, free group classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 12-1:15pm for 10 weeks starting Feb. 1 in the GLW Complex Community Rooms. In Snowbird, free group classes will be held weekly on Thursday from 12-1:15pm for 10 weeks starting Feb. 2 at the Snowbird Rec. Dept.
*Tribal Employees receive 45 minutes of administrative leave pending supervisor’s approval
Classes include a free healthy lunch, physical activity, interactive learning on nutrition, fitness, and stress management.
Pre and post blood work with individualized health assessment, education & plan that fits your needs for healthy living.
Each participant will have a Lifestyle Coach to offer ongoing support on their journey towards a healthy lifestyle.
- Have a body mass index of 25 or higher, indicating overweight or obesity, plus two of the following:
- Cherokee or other minority race or ethnicity
- First degree relative with diabetes
- Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Pre-diabetes (fasting blood sugar over 100 or a Hemoglobin A1C over 5.7%)
- Diagnosis of High blood pressure
- Triglycerides over 250 mg/dL
- HDL cholesterol less than 35 mg/dL
- You MUST be committed to attending a minimum of 8 out of 10 classes. Space is limited. The deadline for enrollment is Monday, January 23. This program is sponsored by Cherokee Choices and the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
Info: Robin Callahan, RD, MHS, LDN 828- 497-1975, email@example.com
– Cherokee Choices