The National Diabetes Prevention Program is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program research study led by the National Institutes of Health and supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lifestyle program shows that making modest behavior changes, such as improving food choices and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week, results in participants losing 5% to 7% of their body weight. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for diabetes. There is an information session on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 6 - 7 p.m. at Cedar Springs Public Library, 107 N. Main Street NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. The sessions will start on Thursday, March 14 from 6-7 p.m. You will work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (roughly once per week) for the first 6 months and 6 monthly sessions for the last 6 months.