The leader training is a 2 day workshop, led by master trainers, to certify health care professionals as certified Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) Lifestyle Coaches. With this certification, the leaders are then able to offer the Group Lifestyle Balance Program™ to individuals in your organization and community.
This diabetes prevention program is a 22 week program based on the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center’s program Group Lifestyle Balance™. The program is designed to reduce risk for people who are either at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or living with prediabetes. It is an internationally recognized, evidence based program which has repeatedly shown both short and long-term effectiveness in reducing risk.
Mount Forest Family Health Team (MFFHT) was one of six family health teams across Ontario to pilot this program, starting in 2011. Due to the demonstrated successful outcomes, this program is now being offered provincially to primary care organizations interested in offering the program. Diane Horrigan and Sarah Pink from Mount Forest Family Health Team are now master trainers for Ontario.