Type 2 diabetes prevention program rescheduled to begin June 9

Posted 5/28/20

The Prevent T2 program hosted by Powell Valley Healthcare — originally scheduled to begin March 17 — is now set to begin Tuesday, June 9.

The program is designed to help prevent or at …

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Type 2 diabetes prevention program rescheduled to begin June 9

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The Prevent T2 program hosted by Powell Valley Healthcare — originally scheduled to begin March 17 — is now set to begin Tuesday, June 9.

The program is designed to help prevent or at least delay the onset of type 2 diabetes for anyone concerned about developing diabetes or who already knows they have pre-diabetes.

It will take place in the hospital cafeteria on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. They will be offering participants masks, and a video conferencing option will also be available for those who prefer to participate from home.

The program will be led by PVHC’s diabetic educators: Tina Braet-Thomas, who is a registered dietitian, certified Diabetic Educator and certified lifestyle coach; Jill O’Donnell, who is a registered nurse and certified diabetic educator; and Mary Neil, who is a registered dietitian and certified lifestyle coach.

The Prevent T2 program is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program with proven results. It can reduce the risk of you developing diabetes by 58% and if you are over 60, it can reduce your risk by 71%. The program requires a one-year commitment and the diabetic educators provide support throughout the year to help you reach your goals and stop the onset of diabetes.

“The Prevent T2 program focuses on lifestyle changes and helps people find ways to increase physical activity, decrease caloric intake and reduce their total body weight by 5% to 7%,” said Braet-Thomas. “We are excited to get the program going to help people concerned about developing diabetes.”

The program was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and Braet-Thomas said she is hoping to get more people to sign up.

If you think you might have pre-diabetes or would like to learn more about the Prevent T2 program, please call Braet-Thomas at 307-754-2267, extension 3604.

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