Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session

Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 
10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Seward Memorial Hospital

Join MHCS diabetic educators for this free information session and learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program.  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. held in the Seward Family Medical Center lower level Vahle conference room.

MHCS Diabetes Prevention New Session begins March 5, 2019

Medical Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Body Mass index > 24

And

One of the following prediabetes indicators listed below:

  • Fasting plasma glucose 100-125 mg/dl

  • Oral glucose tolerance test (75gm.) with 2 hour plasma glucose 140-199 mg/dl

  • A1c of 5.7 -6.4

Clinically diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus during a previous pregnancy 

Screening Test - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Prediabetes Screening Test may also be used to qualify a person for the diabetes prevention program

Yearlong lifestyle change program:

  • 16 weekly meetings, followed by 8 monthly meetings
  • Meetings are one hour in length
  • Cost to attend the program is $150.00

Program goals:

  • 7% weight loss
  • 150 minutes of exercise weekly

Contact Molly Petrik, RD, LMNT, CDE,  Sharon Luebbe, RN or Connie Janicek, RN at 402-646-4667 for more information.