Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol diabetes prevention program

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Motion program, in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and a cooperative agreement with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, is a National Diabetes Prevention Program provider. The Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) program is offered to those who are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol diabetes prevention program

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Motion program, in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and a cooperative agreement with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, is a National Diabetes Prevention Program provider. The Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) program is offered to those who are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.

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“It’s not about how long you live, it’s about how well you live”

– Cynthia Johnson, 54, Program Participant

Since 2013, BWW has partnered with the Black Women’s Health Imperative to implement Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. as part of the Center of Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, working with employers to offer lifestyle coaching and health education to prevent type 2 diabetes. CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs are an effective—and fun—way to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) is conducted in a group setting by CDC trained lifestyle coaches. It helps people who are pre-diabetic and who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes prevent or delay the onset of the disease through healthy eating, increased physical activity and other lifestyle changes. Participants take part in a year-long program starting with 16 weekly sessions, 1 hour once a week (4 months), followed by twice a month follow-up meetings (8 months). To participate a person must be 18 years or older or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 24. Participants must have a previous diagnosis of pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes; or score at least a 9 on the CDC Diabetes Risk Test.

The 2012 Los Angeles County Health Survey (LACHS) showed that the prevalence of diabetes among adults in Los Angeles County is continuing to rise. Between 1997 and 2011, the percentage of adults with diabetes increased from 7% to 11%; more than 800,000 adults in the County are now affected. Diabetes prevalence amongst African Americans (12.4%) and Latinos (13.5%) account for highest increases in diabetes in Los Angeles County. Diabetes is now the 5th leading cause of death in the County. Uncontrolled diabetes long-term can lead to severe health consequences such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, and blindness.

In line with our organization’s mission CYL2 is an evidence based innovative lifestyle coaching program with prevention strategies that have proven effective in the abatement and delay of diabetes. To find out more about where we will implementing Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. please contact us at (323) 290-5955. For more information about the National Diabetes Prevention Program go to www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention

Diabetes Prevention Program Sites

Diabetes Prevention Program Sites

L.A. Care Family Resource Center (ENGLISH)

When: Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Where: 3111 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90303

L.A. Care Family Resource Center (SPANISH)

When: TBD
Where: 3111 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90303

74th Street Elementary School - Parent Center (ENGLISH WITH SPANISH TRANSLATOR)

When: Tuesdays, 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: 2112 West 74th Street, Los Angeles 90047

Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center (ENGLISH)

When: TBD
Where: 5213 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019

Kheper Life Enrichment Institute (ENGLISH)

When: Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:00 pm
Where: 3406 W. 75th Street, L.A. 90043

Moya Body Care

When: Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:00 pm
Where: 1001 West Carson Street, Torrance 90502