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Arizonans Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with Proven Program
Join Other Blue Coral Coaching Solutions PreventT2 Participants
in Learning How to Make Healthy Changes.

August 1, 2017, Sedona: Community members are preventing type 2 diabetes together with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Blue Coral Coaching Solutions (BCCS), located in Sedona. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting health changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

People with prediabetes — higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels — are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. In fact, many people with prediabetes may be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

“One in three American adults has prediabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater,” said Gary Barclay. “The PreventT2 program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and one’s peers.”

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program is proven to help people prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest health behavior changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for developing this disease.

Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to develop and maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment for people who are facing similar challenges while trying to make lifestyle changes. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PreventT2 program offered by BCCS starts on September 6th and meets live online each Wednesday at 6pm for 52 weeks. To ensure the best group interaction, the number of participants is limited to 10 for each program start date. The unique live online format allows group and individual participation just as if meeting in person, but with the advantage of not leaving home.

For years, Blue Coral Coaching Solutions has worked to increase awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle for better living. Our individual and group coaching programs focus on helping aged 50+ clients find workable and sustainable solutions to the issues they feel are important for well-being. Our extensive backgrounds and experience allow us to focus on prevention, self-responsibility, and self-care in unique ways.

“I’ve tried so many things before, but without the program I would never have done this on my own,” said one program participant.

“Small changes can add up to a big difference,” added Gary Barclay. “Working with a trained lifestyle coach who provides guidance, PreventT2 participants are making lasting changes together.”

People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they:

  • Are 45 years of age or older;
  • Are overweight;
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes;
  • Are physically active fewer than three times per week; or
  • Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.

Pre-enrollment for the next program session has begun and will end on August 31st. To participate in the PreventT2 program, go to and follow the instructions to complete the pre-enrollment form.

To learn more or ask questions about the program, call Gary Barclay at 928-421-1891 or visit