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Choice Wellness Diabetes Prevention Program for Adams County

Located at: East Berlin Pharmacy-335 W King Street, East Berlin, PA 17316

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes. This program is designed for people who qualify as having pre-diabetes, and is at no cost to participants!!!

People who qualify for this program are:

  • Over age 18 AND
  • BMI of 24 kg/m 2 or greater OR
  • History of gestational diabetes OR
  • Positive lab test result in the past 12 months
  • HbA1C 5.7-6.4%
  • FPG 100-125 mg/dl
  • OGTT 140-199 mg/dl

Program Information: Program will be held on Tuesdays at 10am, starting May 16, 2017. Classes are one hour in length. For the first six months, classes will meet every Tuesday. For the remaining six months, classes will meet one Tuesday per month for a check-in.

Curriculum: The Diabetes Prevention Program is focused on lifestyle interventions that will help individuals lose weight, lower their A1C, and ultimately reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes. Classes are geared toward learning about the content of food, how to eat healthy with variety, cooking tips, how to handle the holidays, physical activity barriers, and making active choices. Participants will be weighed at each class.

For more information, you can visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html

To sign up: Call 717-259- 8321 or email ebp@choicehealthservices.com

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