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Garnet Health to Host Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Garnet Health to Host Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Garnet Health is offering a free 12-month Diabetes Prevention Program for qualified individuals. The program runs for one year, with 16 sessions occurring approximately once a week, and six to eight sessions meeting once a month. New classes are starting in July.


This scientifically proven and effective lifestyle-enhancement program can help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. It is designed to teach individuals how to make better food choices, increase physical activity and cope with stress. Qualified participants will work together to achieve their goals, under the guidance of certified lifestyle coaches.


“Approximately 96 million American adults have prediabetes—that’s more than one in three people with this very serious health condition,” said Shelly DeHaan, Garnet Health director of diabetes education. “The Diabetes Prevention Program at Garnet Health teaches and encourages modest lifestyle changes that can make big gains in helping  prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.”


This program will motivate and support people with prediabetes to make practical, real-life changes to decrease their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half. 


To be eligible for the program, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight 
  • Have an A1C between 5.7% and 6.4%


To learn more about the Garnet Health Diabetes Prevention Program, please call (845) 333-2705 or visit


About Garnet Health Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care. Providing healthcare to approximately 500,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskills region. Garnet Health provides the services of more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit

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