NTAS Makes An Impact
Updated: Mar 2
REPORT SHOWS IMPACT OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDER DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program (PI-DPP) delivered by the NTAS is making quite an impact in the community and here are some key data points to highlight:
259 participants enrolled in our diabetes prevention and management program
184 completion of program
138 reduced risk of diabetes
3,639 lbs total site weight loss
1,958,002 total physical activities minutes
The PI-DPP is a year-long, evidence-based lifestyle change program and holds the highest level of achievement - CDC Full Recognition.
Additionally, the NTAS hosts several health outreach events throughout the year such as mobile health clinics, and events to promote physical activity such as pickleball tournaments, ZUMBA classes and step classes.
Here are just some of the testimonials from participants:
"PPID has helped me to recognize my eating habits. I went from eating fast foods, drinking soda, snacking on junk to being more aware of what I put in my body. Especially because diabetes runs on both sides of my family." Sina
"Because of PPID lessons I find myself making healthier choices from what I eat to finding different ways to get a little more exercise like not parking close to the doors so I can get some extra steps in and also choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator. I also try and walk down every aisle when I go shopping." Lisa
"I have been struggling with my weight for some time now and I've tried pretty much every diet and it's failed every time. When I started the PPID classes I've received different suggestions on what I can do from others in my class. We started a weightloss challenge as a group and I've completely changed the way I eat, I workout 5-6 times a week, sometimes even twice a day. We have made it a goal as a family to get 60 min of workout 5-6 times a week. We substituted bad carbs with more veggies, found alternative sugar such as monk fruit I feel so much more confident in my body and I hope we continue this program because it has helped me overcome many obstacles. I love the new me. Thank you PPID." Mele
Check out the full report in the PDF below, which includes case studies and more information on how PI-DPP has made an impact in the health of our Pacific Island community.
We are running several health classes right now, Living Well With Chronic Diseases and Living Well with Chronic Pain. Visit our event page to see the schedule.