Jane Phillips Medical Center Offers Certified Diabetes Prevention Program

Bartlesville, Okla. (June 25, 2017)  Jane Phillips Medical Center offers an educational certified diabetes prevention program August 9 - November 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays or noon on Wednesdays. The classes will be held in the first floor classroom at Jane Phillips Medical Center, 3500 SE Frank Phillips Boulevard in Bartlesville.

The Jane Phillips diabetes prevention program offers lifestyle change intervention and follows the national diabetes prevention program certified 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 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 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 16 weeks, then monthly to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

For more information about costs, insurance coverage or to register, please call Jane Phillips Diabetes and Nurtrition Services, 918-331-1143. Registration deadline is August 2.

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