Health Matters - Diabetes Prevention Program
Health Matters is a healthy lifestyle program developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help persons with a condition called pre-diabetes avoid developing Type 2 diabetes through food selection, exercise and weight loss. The program is not a quick fix! It demands a year-long commitment to attending class, increasing exercise to 150 minutes per week, losing 5-7% of body weight, and learning and implementing healthy food selection and preparation. Class meets every week for 16 weeks, then every other week and eventually monthly over the course of the year. This national program is led by Lifestyle coaches and boasts a 58% success rate in reversing pre-diabetes or delaying type 2 diabetes!
- Preference will be given to persons with pre-diabetes
- Covered by Medicare
- Applications are due by August 1, 2019
- Scholarships available on behalf of the BRH Foundation
- The program length is one year (16 weekly meetings, followed by twice a month, then monthly meetings)
- Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Come learn about the Health Matters Program, meet the instructor and ask questions:
- Informational Sessions are June 26th and July 16, 2019 at 5:30pm in the administration building classrooms located on the hospital property.
For more information, or to apply, please contact Cynthia Nickerson RN, CDE, CMC
|Start time:||5:30 PM|
|End time:||6:30 PM|
|Location:||Robert F. Vallient Administration Building|
|Contact:||Cynthia Nickerson RN, CDE, CMC|