New Weigh of Life
New Weigh of Life is a one-year prevention program for overweight people who are at risk for diabetes, and for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or insulin resistance.
Our program was adapted by the University of Pittsburg from a National Institutes of Health program that has helped people reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
In New Weigh of Life, you learn behavior and lifestyle changes to help you lower your diabetes risk and achieve lasting weight loss. You participate in 16 core sessions over four months, followed by six monthly post-core sessions.
This successful program is accredited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help people reduce their diabetes risk. It has also helped people shed unwanted pounds.
Of those who completed New Weigh of Life’s core sessions in 2012, 40 percent lost five percent or more of their body weight. The average weight loss was 10 pounds.
Most saw improvements in key health risks. On average:
- Blood pressure dropped 3 percent
- Cholesterol (total) dropped 6 percent
- Fasting glucose dropped 3 percent
- Triglycerides dropped 10 percent