Diabetes Prevention Program starts session June 10 in Hobart

 Franciscan Health’s year-long diabetes prevention program will begin on June 10, with a free informational session at 5:30PM on May 27 at the Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell location in Hobart.

This year-long program follows guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach.

The first session will be 5 to 6PM, June 10 at the Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell, 101 W. 61st Ave. in Hobart. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be observed.

Those qualifying for the program:

• Must be 18 years or older AND

• BMI greater than 25 AND

• Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes AND

• Diagnosed with prediabetes (fasting glucose of 100-125 mg/dl or A1c of 5.7—6.4 within the last 12 months) OR

• Had a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

The cost of the Diabetes Prevention Program is $300. Registration is required. Email Amy.Lambert@FranciscanAlliance.org to register or for additional information.