Diabetes Prevention Program Jan. 20


If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5-7% of your body weight. This is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds.
In McPherson Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants work in a group with trained health professionals to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress. The DPP is program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s proven to delay onset or reduce the chance of getting Type 2 diabetes by 58%.
The local program is offered at McPherson Hospital beginning Jan. 20, 2020. Classes are 7 to 8 p.m. DPP groups meet for a year–weekly at first then every other week for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months. Medicare will cover the cost of the program as will many insurance providers.
“Participants in this program are preventing Type 2 diabetes by making lasting lifestyle changes,” said Suzanne Fleming, MS, RDN, LD, clinical dietitian at McPherson Hospital and an instructor in the program.
Having prediabetes means it’s time for prevention. For more information about the upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program, call Suzanne Fleming at 620-241-2251, Ext. 179, or email her at suzannef@mcphersonhospital.org.

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