Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session on Aug. 17

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August 10, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. (August 10, 2017) – Join Anne Townley, Diabetes Education Manager, for an informational session on the PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program offered by Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. This informational session will be presented on Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. in the Suite 3 conference room.
 
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The local program starts on Aug. 24 and will meet at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Attendees at the informational session will have the opportunity to sign up for the program.
 
Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress.
 
PreventT2 is based on research that showed that people with prediabetes, who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight (10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person) by making modest changes, reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
Nationwide implementation of the program could greatly reduce future cases of Type 2 diabetes which will in turn reduce associated health problems including heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
 
To learn more about this program, call Anne Townley at (850) 278-3683 or Stacy Froeschner at (850) 278-3519. For more information about Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.sacred-heart.org.
 
 
About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System (based in Pensacola, Florida) and Providence Hospital (based in Mobile, Alabama) are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.
 
About PreventT2 National Diabetes Prevention Program
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for developing this disease. The National Diabetes Prevention Program brings together federal agencies, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes. www.cdc.gov/PreventT2
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Contact:
Mary Jo Gustave, Marketing & Public Relations
Maryjo.Gustave@ascension.org, 8502783600