Change Your Lifestyle.
Change Your Life.
Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes with our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) program. You’ll get your very own coach to teach you how to eat healthy foods and increase your physical activity. And when you’re having a rough day and feel like slipping back into your old habits, your classmates will be there to keep you on track.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. 1 in 3 adults in America has prediabetes and most don’t know it. Take the Risk Test on the right side of this page now to see if you are at risk.
How can prediabetes affect me?
Without losing weight or increasing physical activity, people with prediabetes may develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years. If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health.
What changes can I make to help avoid developing type 2 diabetes?
Just because you have a family history of diabetes, or have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you aren’t destined to develop it. Making small lifestyle changes now — like eating healthier, being more physically active, and managing stress — may help you avoid having to manage type 2 diabetes for the rest of your life.
How can CYL2 help me make these changes?
The CYL2 lifestyle change program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Research found that the program helps people make small lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.
CYL2 reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes and many other chronic conditions, such as heart disease and high blood pressure. The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — that’s only 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active. This will improve your health and cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
How much does CYL2 cost?
There is no cost to you. CYL2 is conducted in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When does CYL2 meet?
CYL2 meets for 1 year with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, and meetings twice a month for the second 6 months to help maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. Call (334) 293-6502 to find out when classes are available and how you can join!
Learn about the program and ask questions at one of our community meetings:
Saturday, February 10 | 10am
River Region Health Center
1845 Cherry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36107
Saturday, February 17 | 10am
Gateway Family Health Center
2905 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Tuesday, February 20 | 9am
Lowndes County Health Department
507 East Tuskeena Street
Hayneville, Alabama 36040
Wednesday, February 21 | 9am
Elmore County Health Department
6501 US Highway 231
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
Thursday, February 22 | 9am
Macon County Health Department
812 Hospital Road
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083
Tuesday, February 27 | 9am
Autauga County Health Department
219 North Court Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067