The Coaches’ Circle is an online learning community that provides support and resources for Lifestyle Coaches practicing in South Carolina. The Coaches’ Circle is a place for Lifestyle Coaches to share experiences, best practices, and connect with other coaches from across the state.

The Coaches’ Circle is hosted by the Diabetes Advisory Council of South Carolina.

Who can join?

The Coaches’ Circle is specifically designed for Lifestyle Coaches delivering the evidence based National DPP lifestyle change program in South Carolina. If you’re a trained Lifestyle Coach practicing in South Carolina, we invite you to join the Coaches’ Circle!

Why join?

There are Lifestyle Coaches working across the state of South Carolina. The Coaches’ Circle provides a space to collaborate and learn from experts and peers. On the Coaches’ Circle’s online community, coaches can find helpful resources, stay up to date on the latest news and events, and take advantage of valuable training opportunities.

About the Diabetes Advisory Counsel of South Carolina

The Diabetes Advisory Council of South Carolina (DAC) is comprised of stakeholders from across the state that are committed to education, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. The DAC developed and is implementing the 2016—2021 Statewide Comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Plan for South Carolina. DAC focuses on provider engagement, promotion of the In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program through increased program availability, participation, and long-term program sustainability.

About the In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program

The In It Together Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long CDC evidence-based program focused on healthy eating and physical activity that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through behavior modification. Research has shown that people with prediabetes who participate in this structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

This program can also lower participant’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve their health, help them you feel more energetic and even reverse their prediabetes diagnosis.

About Lifestyle Coach Training

CDC-recognized organizations offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program must have lifestyle coaches who are trained to use a CDC-approved curriculum and who have the knowledge and skills to effectively deliver the program. If your organization needs training for your Lifestyle Coaches, there are training entities that can help. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CDC to provide training. Some of these training entities can also provide training for Master Trainers.