(MINOT, ND) – The Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education will hold a series of free informational sessions for people interested in participating in the center’s lifestyle intervention program, Weigh 2 Change.
Weigh 2 Change is a yearlong diabetes prevention program that helps people take control of their health through nutrition, exercise, group support, and the use of trained lifestyle coaches. The program recently received full recognition by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
‘The way to delay or prevent diabetes is through weight loss and increased physical activity, which are two key components in this program,’ explained clinical dietitian Michelle Fundingsland, RDN, LRD. ‘It’s a one-year commitment, which might seem extensive, but our goal is to promote lasting lifestyle changes.’
To participate in Weigh 2 Change, members must meet the following criteria:
ïBe at risk for, or have, prediabetes
ïBe at least 18 years of age
ïNot currently have diabetes
ïNot be pregnant
Potential participants are urged to attend one of three ‘Session Zero’ meetings to learn about the program, complete a Readiness-to-Change questionnaire, and determine whether the program is right for them. The sessions are scheduled August 1, 8, and 15 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Trinity Health Community Conference Room at Town & Country Center.
People who commit to the program and are not covered by Medicare will be charged a fee of $220, which covers educational sessions and materials for the entire year. For more information, call the Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education at 857-5268.