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National Diabetes Prevention Program

Start Date
Monday, June 10, 2013

Time
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration Required

Location:
600 East Marshall Wellness Classroom

One in three adults lives with prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are 5-15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program showed that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle. If you are at high risk, or already have prediabetes, you can attend this 16-week program with six monthly follow up sessions AT NO CHARGE!
To participate in the NDPP, a person must be overweight and have prediabetes, or be at high risk.

High risk is defined as having a combination of risk factors such as:
" being overweight or obese (BMI >24, or >22 if Asian)
" family history of diabetes
" gestational diabetes
" inactivity
If you are uncertain, you can do an online prediabetes risk test by opening the following link:

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes.htm

Prediabetes is determined by one of the following blood test results:
" Fasting plasma glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL
" A1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
" 2-hour plasma glucose between 140 to 199 mg/dL

If you think you are interested and think you might be eligible for this free program, please complete the online registration, or call our Call Center at 610.738.2300. You will then receive a phone call from the instructor to go over your eligibility prior to finalizing your registration.

Presenter: Kim Knipe, RD, Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Date: Mondays, June 10 - September 30 (no class on Labor Day)
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Wellness Classroom
Fee: Free

Presenter: Kim Knipe, RD, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

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Special presentations on a variety of wellness related topics are offered on the Hospital campus and at various community sites throughout the year. Topics are selected to provide a broad array of subjects including "hot topics" in the news and ways to manage specific health conditions. Lectures and special events offer the opportunity to meet our medical and allied health professional staff and learn about hospital services of interest to you.

For more information or to register: 610.738.2300

Last Updated: 7/21/2009