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Looking to make small lifestyle changes to support your health?

by | Jun 10, 2021 | In the News

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (June 4, 2021) – Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) and Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC) are offering PreventT2, a FREE year-long online diabetes prevention program. The class starts on Thursday, June 10, and will meet on Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Has your doctor told you that you are at risk of developing diabetes? Are you looking for ways to lower your blood pressure as well as exercise more and eat healthier? Take control of your health by taking steps to help prevent diabetes and other serious health problems.

PreventT2, which is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a proven program to help you make small lifestyle changes. For example, following this program could help you cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

This workshop is helpful for individuals who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, who are looking to lose weight, who are looking to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol as well as someone looking to support a friend or loved one.

“I have seen so many people benefit from taking a look at their current habits and adjusting them to match their health goals,” facilitator Krystal Baptiste of NCHC said. “There are some specific goals we look at for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, but the majority of the class is about what each individual wants to focus their time and energy on. There is a lot of information provided throughout the course and often we learn the most from each other. I hope you consider joining us.”

There are 16 weekly core sessions, plus bi-weekly maintenance sessions. Each session is one hour long. Baptiste of NCHC as well as fellow participants will guide and support you. According to the My Heathy Vermont webpage, the program will help you to:

  • Solve problems and create plans for action and change
  • Make healthier eating choices
  • Get more physical activity into your daily life
  • Reduce stress and stay motivated
  • Understand and respond to your food cues
  • Stay on track when eating out
  • Be an active partner in working with you to better your health

PreventT2 starts on Thursday, June 10 and will meet on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.myhealthyvt.org/workshop/diabetes-prevention or contact Jen Grant at 802-748-9405 ext 1026, jennifergr@nchcvt.org.

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