• New Diabetes Prevention Program Begins April 30

    News Release
    MidMichigan Health
    For Immediate Release
    April 3, 2019
    New Diabetes Prevention Program Begins April 30
    BAY CITY, Mich.MidMichigan Health Park – Bay is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program with an evidence-based curriculum designed for those looking to lose weight and increase physical activity. The first session will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m., at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay, 3051 Kiesel Rd, in Bay City.
    With the support of a lifestyle coach, this 12-month program begins with 16, weekly one-hour sessions where attendees will learn strategies for healthy eating, being active and dealing with day-to-day situations. Monthly follow-up sessions also help participants maintain progress. In addition, attendees will receive tools to help monitor activity patterns and eating habits for long term success.
    Those interested in enrolling must be age 18 or older, have a body mass index greater than 25 and have no prior diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In addition, participants must have one of the following:

    • A1c of 5.7-6.4%
    • Fasting plasma glucose of 100-125 mg/dL
    • 2-hour (75 gm glucose load) plasma glucose of 140-199 mg/dL
    • Clinically diagnosed or self-reported gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy
    • Score of 5 or higher on the CDC’s Self Pre-Diabetes Risk Assessment (https://www.ced.gov/prediabetes/takethetest
    Those interested in learning more or wishing to enroll in the Diabetes Prevention Program may call Ashley Boudreau, R.N., at (989) 778-2854.
    About MidMichigan Health: MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,400 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided more than $144 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2018.

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