Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12-week interactive course that focused on building healthy habits to help reduce the risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes. Topics will include nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, and more. Education will be tailored to the unique challenges of OTR drivers. Participants will receive an assortment of tools to help track progress including a scale, blood pressure cuff, and more. Drivers can join at any time throughout the course, though new courses will start quarterly.
The CDC estimates that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) is excited to offer 2 types of free diabetes prevention programs! Both are open to all professional drivers at risk for type 2 diabetes. These are evidence-based lifestyle change programs aimed at reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Option 1: A CDC-approved, year long program with live webinars focusing on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and more. A lifestyle coach specially trained and approved by the CDC leads the program. This program group contains similar people with similar goals and challenges, making it a great place for support, encouragement, and tips specifically for truck drivers. Class A OTR drivers that enroll are eligible to receive tools to help with tracking and success (e.g., scale, blood pressure cuff, activity tracker, and resistance bands). Participants are required to send reports on weight, blood pressure, and activity minutes before each meeting. The time commitment is one year: Meetings are weekly for first 4 months, bi-weekly for months 5-6, then once/month for the remainder of the year. This program begins every January.
Option 2: The CDC approved curriculum is used, along with additions, to teach nutrition, exercise, stress management, and more. A lifestyle coach specially trained and approved by the CDC leads the program. This program is online only, meaning there are no live webinars, but instead participants watch pre-recorded videos that go along with the curriculum. While the videos will be available to view at any time, it is recommended that participants follow the same timeline as in Option 1. Class A OTR drivers that wish to enroll can opt to get support from the lifestyle coach, and can opt to submit their weight, blood pressure, and activity minutes before each meeting. Those choosing to enroll and provide their reports are eligible to receive tools to help with tracking and success (e.g., scale, blood pressure cuff, activity tracker, and resistance bands). This program is open to begin anytime.
Both programs are sponsored and made possible by Southern Recipe.