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Prevent T2

prevent t2The CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being.

The Prevent T2 program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants are charged an enrollment fee but upon completion of requirements get reimbursed plus receive a one year free DRC membership. 

In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by their physician. Call Debbie at (316) 788-3781 for complete details. 

 Day:     Mondays
Session dates: Begins October 5 (this is a one year program)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Fee: $125.00 (reimbursed upon completion of program) You must register.
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West

Diabetes Self-Management Program 

diabetes words 2If you are living with diabetes or a caregiver of someone who does, this workshop is for you! Diabetes self-management workshops are interactive learning opportunities that teach techniques to manage common symptoms. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Free, but you must register.

Day:     Saturday
Session dates: September 19 – October 24
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location: Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West


Day:     Mondays
Session dates: October 12 - November 16
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: FREE but you must pre-register
Location: Derby Senior Center 

DIABETES Lifestyle COACHING program

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Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching is here to assist you in clarifying what you want to achieve, experience, create, do or “be” in order to improve your diabetic health journey. Together you will co-create specific, realistic, measurable goals that are then broken down into smaller, achievable, action steps. The coach facilitates an encouraging, collaborative coaching process to design an individualized step-by-step action plan. The coach and client then set up and utilize accountability and support to create forward movement and progress.

Fee: First session is FREE but you must schedule your appointment
Call Debbie at (316) 529-2677 or email debbie@derbyrec.com

Dining With Diabetes

Nutrition and physical activity are keys to managing type 2 diabetes. Dining with Diabetes is a 4-week program taught by a Registered Dietitian from Sedgwick County Extension. Programs includes the following: 

  • Planning meals & snacks with delicious & healthy recipes
  • Cooking demonstrations & food tastings
  • Motivation & support
  • Ideas for being more active
  • An understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health

Day:  Wednesdays
Session dates: November 4, 18, December 2, 9
Time: 11:00 to 1:00 pm
Location:  Hubbard Arts Center, Innovation East & West

Better Together: Diabetes Support Groupdiabetes_support

You don’t have to face diabetes alone. Join us in organizing a Derby support group to connect with people who truly understand, motivate, and encourage you. The group can inspire you while you talk openly about your experiences with diabetes. Free, but you must register..

Day:   Tuesdays, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
Time: 10:30 am
Fee: FREE, no registration necessary.
Location: Derby Senior Center

Health Expo Postponed due to covid-19
New Date: October 21- CANCELLED

Let’s DiaBeat This Community CampaignDiaBEATThisSmall

Diabetes is a growing epidemic with devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on our community. With the generous support from UnitedHealthcare, the Let’s DiaBeat This community campaign is designed to connect and educate the public about resources within the community to prevent diabetes and assist those who need support or are currently struggling in successfully managing their disease. During the two years, residents will be able to participate in the Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management program, the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Dining with Diabetes program, support groups, walking programs, etc., all FREE of CHARGE! If you are overweight, over the age of 50, have family members with diabetes or are physically inactive, then you may be at risk for diabetes, a devastating chronic condition. Your first step is to take the Diabetes Risk Test then take the necessary steps to fight off this disease. Let’s DiaBeat This together!

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Diabetes Risk Test

The Face of Diabetes

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  • 10.3% of Kansas adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes

Sedgwick County

  • Sedgwick County’s diabetes rate is 10.8%, higher than the state.


  • It is estimated that 3,376 currently have diabetes
  • It is estimated that 12,155 have pre-diabetes