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Diabetes Prevention Prog (Eng ONLY)

You will receive an informational package with release forms that must be signed and returned to the Holy Cross Hospital Diabetes Coordinator before participation in the class will be confirmed. The Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to help the person who has pre-diabetes make lifestyle changes, that include weight loss and exercise, that can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. It is a free twelve week classroom program, followed by six months of telephone support. Nutrition guidance, cooking demonstrations, free exercise classes, problem solving and support for maintaining motivation is provided. A blood test result documenting pre-diabetes or blood pressure or cholesterol elevations that indicate risk for cardiovascular disease are required for inclusion. Current classes meet either Wednesday mornings or Wednesday evenings and are scheduled by the Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator. Upcoming classes are: Wednesdays, April 2 to June 18 and Wednesdays, July 9 to Sept. 17, 2014. Call Cathy Herrick to register: (301) 557-1231 Participation in the class is free to qualified participants who have documentation from their physician that they have pre-diabetes or multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Frequently Asked Questions: Who is eligible to attend? This series of classes is free to the person who has been diagnosed (by a blood test) as having pre-diabetes, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. What are some of the topics to be taught? *Become a "fat detective" *Three ways to eat less fat *Cooking demonstration *Being active: A way of life *Problem Solving *Keys to Healthy Eating Out *Talk Back to Negative Thoughts *You can Manage stress *Ways to stay motivated What else can I expect? *You will have the opportunity to enroll (at no charge) in a Holy Cross Hospital sponsored exercise program for 12 weeks. *You will receive telephone support and access to a "lifestyle coach"

Facility Date Time Fee Registration
Holy Cross Hospital Wed evening 7:00 PM-9:00 PM $0.00 To register, call: 301-754-8800
Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source Wed morning 11:00 AM-1:00 PM $0.00 To register, call: 301-754-8800

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Senior Health
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