• MercyOne offers program to prevent type 2 diabetes

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    January 18, 2021
    MercyOne Clinton Medical Center is offering a free program to prevent type 2 diabetes. It's called Prevent T2 and is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevent T2 is a proven program designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The next session begins Monday, Jan. 25.
    Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as how to choose healthful options at the grocery store or when dining out, track food and activity, and manage stress.
    You may have prediabetes or be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you answer "yes" to any of these questions:
    • Are you 45 years of age or older?
    • Are you overweight?
    • Do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes?
    • Are you physically active fewer than three times per week?
    • Have you ever had diabetes while pregnant or given birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds?
    Prevent T2 participants meet for a year — weekly for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
    Sessions are held Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the MercyOne North Health Plaza West Annex, 915 13th Avenue N., Clinton. Everyone will be required to wear a mask, and social distancing protocols will be observed. Call 563-244-3539 to register or learn more.

    Jennifer Faley, Marketing Coordinator
    faleyja@mercyhealth.com, (563) 589-8112