A free series of workshops aimed at helping delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes will start on Tuesday, March 12, in Newport.

“Prevent T2,” offered by Samaritan Health Services, is designed for people who have pre-diabetes or other risk factors.

The series is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As part of the Prevent T2 group, participants will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills they need to make lasting changes. Participants will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to their lives, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

“Prevent T2” is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first four months and monthly meetings for the following eight months.

The Tuesday, March 12, session runs from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Center for Health Education.

To learn more or register, go to samhealth.org/PreventT2.

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