Forestall Sort 2 diabetes with MercyOne program

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The MercyOne Clinton Medical Center offers a free type 2 diabetes prevention program.

According to a press release, Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevent T2 is a proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Under the guidance of trained lifestyle trainers, participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes, such as: For example, how to choose healthy options in the grocery store or while eating, tracking food and activities, and coping with stress.

You may have prediabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes if you answered “yes” to any of the following questions:

· Are you 45 years or older?

· Are you overweight?

· Do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes?

· Are you physically active less than three times a week?

· Did you ever have diabetes during pregnancy or have you given birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds?

Prevent T2 participants from meeting 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 for people facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes.

The next session starts on Monday. Meetings are held at the MercyOne North Health Plaza West Outbuilding, 915 13th Avenue N., Clinton, on Mondays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Participants are required to wear masks and social distancing protocols are followed.

For more information or to register, call 563-244-3539.