Alamace County Health Department

Ongoing Information about Diabetes Prevention Classes

Classes Starting March 5th

Rachel Marquez - Thursday, March 01, 2018


The Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based program from the CDC where participants work at losing 5-7% of their starting body weight and being active for 150 minutes each week. The program is a year long and meets once a week for 16 weeks and then once a month for the remaining 8 months. Participants who achieve their goals reduce their risk Diabetes by 58% if under the age of 60, and by 70% if over the age of 60.


We will begin a new Diabetes Prevention Program in Alamance County on Monday, March 5th. The classes will be held at the Alamance County Health Department at noon. For more information please contact Kelly at

Classes Starting Soon!

Rachel Marquez - Friday, August 04, 2017

Classes for the Diabetes Prevention Program will be starting on September 11th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Open Door Clinic in Burlington.


For more information about the classes please contact Maryn at 336-586-3595 or email


To find out if you are at risk, please take the quick risk assessment here


Open Door Clinic

319 N. Graham Hopedale Rd

Burlington, NC 27217 


Upcoming A1c Screening

Rachel Marquez - Friday, July 21, 2017

Are you at risk for Prediabetes?


On Saturday, August 12th, Trinity Worship Center will have its 9th Annual back to school festival at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington. Last year approximately 5000 people enjoyed a wonderful morning. Cone Health Alamance Regional will be one of many vendors offering services to the public. Alamance Regional will be screening adults for Prediabetes and will have A1c testing available for those who are at risk. 


For more information about the event please click here . 


To find out if you are at risk for prediabetes please click here

Meet Jesus

Rachel Marquez - Friday, July 21, 2017

Meet Jesus:


Jesus is one of the funniest people I know. Very charismatic and full of life. He started the Diabetes Prevention Program in March of 2017 and has just recently finished his core phase. Jesus came to us with a rich running background. He loves to run marathons, but found that he could not run anymore due to his weight. After testing positive for prediabetes, Jesus decided it was time to change. Since March, Jesus has lost 30 pounds!!!! He has been working up to running his marathons again and plans to run the Great Cape Escape 5K/10K in September. We are so glad that we get to be part of his journey. 


Here's to cheering you across the finish line!!

Alamance County Health Department

319 N Graham Hopedale Rd B

Burlington, NC 27217


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