Change your Life Through a Free National Diabetes Prevention Program
Friday, May 31 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 1 in 3 people could have diabetes by 2050. Lakeland Regional Medical Center recently received a grant for those who are considered pre-diabetic to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program has proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Space for the 16-week program is limited, which also includes six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach.
To qualify for the program, patients must:
- Be at least 18 years old,
- Be overweight (BMI≥24),
- Have established risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, OR
- Be diagnosed with pre-diabetes within the past year or previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) while pregnant.
The first session begins Thursday, October 3, and will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Apostle Henry Ross Family Life Center in Lakeland. The Life Center is located at 1302 M.L.K. Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805. To register for the program or for more details, call Gwen Rogerson, MPH, BSN, RN, CDE, Lakeland Regional’s Diabetes Coordinator at (863) 687-1100 Ext. 1604.