Free diabetes prevention program starts Feb. 26 at Page Memorial Hospital

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~From a press release issued by ValleyHealth

LURAY — Valley Health is offering a new session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program — a free, 12-month class designed to help adults who are at risk for developing diabetes and are ready to make lasting lifestyle changes. 

The group will meet Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Page Memorial Hospital campus. To be eligible for the free National Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals must be overweight, not have a diabetes diagnosis, and have one or more of the following:

  • Elevated blood sugar levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Large waist measurement
  • Abnormal blood fat levels
  • History of gestational diabetes

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is built on the premise that small steps to become more active, eat more mindfully, and lose a moderate amount of weight can go a long way to keeping diabetes at bay. Valley Health Diabetes Management Program staff are trained to help participants make lasting change during 16 classes in the first six months, followed by monthly classes for the remaining six months.

The next session begins Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 the Outpatient Rehabilitation Conference Room at 198 Memorial Drive on the Page Memorial Hospital campus. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a free information session on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

To learn more or register, please call 540-843-4523. 

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