Diabetes Wellness Center

Getting healthy and staying healthy are critical to your well-being. At ECHN, we are committed to helping you on this journey by offering classes to help you create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These classes are offered through our Diabetes Wellness Center, and though some of the programs specifically targeted at both preventing diabetes or managing an existing diagnosis, many others are open to anyone! Contact us for more information or to register for any of these programs: echn.org/blockdiabetes or 860.647.6824


Prevent T2: Diabetes Prevention Program

Has your doctor recently told you your blood sugars are “higher than normal”? Are you pre-diabetic? Do any family members of yours have diabetes?

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, and only 10% are aware they have it. The Prevent T2 Program can help you make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. With the Prevent T2 Program, you will learn the skills needed to lose weight, be more physically active, manage stress and much more. Classes are led by trained lifestyle coaches and have an interactive format encouraging participants to share best practices for success. These classes have proven to lower the risk for Type 2 Diabetes for almost all participants who sign up and commit to the program.

This program is FREE to you and is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once monthly for the second 6 months. To qualify, you must be 18 years or older with a BMI of over 25 and have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

We offer convenient times in the morning, at lunch time, and in the evening, both virtually and in person. New classes start every month throughout the year. For specific dates and times, for more information and to register, visit echn.org/blockdiabetes or call 860.647.6842.