Diabetes Prevention at RRMC

Diabetes Prevention at RRMC

Diabetes Prevention at RRMC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Type 2 Diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. It can cause serious health problems like heart disease, blindness and kidney failure. Through the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program sponsored by Community Health Improvement at Rutland Regional Medical Center, participants can get the support they need to manage their diabetes and prevent those serious problems. It will be offered Tuesdays starting June 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. For the first 16 weeks it will be offered weekly, then every other week, then monthly for a total of 25 sessions. A trained lifestyle coach will help you learn about healthy eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and other behavior changes in a classroom setting to help participants reduce body weight by seven percent and increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. To register for this free program, contact Krista Neary at 802-776-5507 or klneary@rrmc.org.

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