Jane Phillips Medical Center to Offer Diabetes Prevention Program

Bartlesville, Okla. (August 10, 2016)  Jane Phillips Medical Center will offer an educational diabetes prevention program series on Wednesdays, August 17 - November 16, 2016, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. The classes will be held in the first floor classroom at Jane Phillips Medical Center, 3500 SE Frank Phillips Boulevard in Bartlesville[jm1] .

Jane Phillips Medical Center is an affiliate of St. John Health System, a part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

The Jane Phillips diabetes prevention program offers lifestyle change intervention and 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. The National Institute of Health research shows[jm2]  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, participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes.

Participants will 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. Diabetes prevention program classes meet once a week for 14 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 will celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

For more information about costs, insurance coverage or to register, please call Jane Phillips Wellness Center, 918-331-1102.

About Jane Phillips Medical Center
Jane Phillips Medical Center is not-for-profit Catholic hospital providing extensive medical services, which include cancer, cardiology, orthopedics, imaging services, surgery, physical medicine, transitional care and maternal services to patients in northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas.

About St. John Health System
St. John Health System is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system founded in 1926. St. John operates hospitals in Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa and Bartlesville. Other subsidiaries of St. John Health System include St. John Clinic, St. John Clinic Urgent Care and medical complexes in south Tulsa and Claremore. St. John serves more than 3,500 patients every day.

About Ascension Health
Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In fiscal year 2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions, including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.




 [jm1]Are the classes weekly? If so, always on Wednesday? This reads a little confusing here.

 [jm2]What is the source of this research – CDC?

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