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.