Diabetes Prevention Prgram Offered at Jane Phillips Medical Center

Jane Phillips Medical Center is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program on Tuesdays, March 1–May 17, 2016 from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. in the first floor classroom.

The Jane Phillips Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change intervention, follows the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high-risk for developing this disease. Guided by a dietitian and an exercise specialist, groups of participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes.

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. The participants meet once a week for 12 weeks, then monthly to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

For more information or to register, please call Jane Phillips Wellness Center at extension 1102. Registration deadline is February 23, 2016.

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