The pre-diabetes program Small Steps Big Rewards is a national pre-diabetes education program presented jointly by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This two-hour class helps individuals at risk for Type 2 diabetes take the first step toward preventing diabetes and living a longer, healthier life. You should attend if you have one or more of these diabetes risk factors:
- You have been told you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol
- You exercise fewer than three times a week
- You have a parent or sibling who has diabetes
- You are over the age of 45 and are overweight
You may bring a family member or support person with you to the sessions. Education sessions are held every other month. Small Steps Big Rewards is a free program open to the community.