UGA Extension is proud to announce, Rebecca Thomas has completed the Lifestyle Coach training with the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University. Rebecca joins over 2000 people representing over 700 organizations nationwide trained by DTTAC to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. The National DPP is an evidence-based, yearlong program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, focusing on healthy eating, weight loss, and physical activity.
DTTAC Lifestyle Coach training is a highly interactive, three-day, in-person training that gives participants a full understanding of their role in the lifestyle change program. Lifestyle Coaches’ ability to support participants, provide guidance, and facilitate the group is key to the success of the National DPP lifestyle change program so that participants can learn the skills they need to adopt life-long habits and prevent or delay type-2 diabetes. Rebecca will soon begin delivering the DPP lifestyle change program in our community. The first class will be begin in January and sign-ups have begun.
To learn more about DTTAC Lifestyle Coach training, visit www.tacenters.emory.edu. If you are interested in joining a Diabetes Prevention Program group, please contact Chattooga County Extension at 706-857-0744 or [email protected]