McPherson Center for Health launches Diabetes Prevention Program

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If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by
losing 5-7 percent of your body weight. This is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person
weighing 200 pounds.

McPherson Center for Health announces the starting date for its next nationally-
recognized Diabetes Prevention Program. The next group begins Tuesday, September 8,
2020. Classes are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. DPP groups meet for a year–weekly at first then
every other week for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6
months. Medicare does cover the cost of this program.

In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), 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 a program of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). It’s proven to delay the onset or reduce the chance of getting type 2 diabetes. Participants in this program are preventing type 2 diabetes by making lasting lifestyle changes” said Suzanne Fleming, MS, RDN, LD, a 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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