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Diabetes prevention program offered at CRMC

Posted: January 1, 2012 - 9:34pm

CROSBY — Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education is offering the I CAN Prevent Diabetes (Individuals and Communities Acting Now to Prevent Diabetes) program at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. I CAN Prevent Diabetes is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes or those with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, or a family history of diabetes.

The first session of the 16-week program will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Earl W. Bedard board room at CRMC. Additional sessions will be held Thursday evenings at the same time and location with new topics discussed each week. The last session is May 3.

Throughout the program, participants will meet in a group-based setting and learn how to change lifestyle habits in an effort to prevent diabetes. Weigh-ins will be held each week to track progress and trained lifestyle coaches will help participants lose weight, increase physical activity and develop healthier eating habits.

The I CAN Prevent Diabetes program at CRMC is open to the public and requires a $144 registration fee to participate in the entire 16-week program. Registration forms can be obtained online at www.cuyunamed.org or by calling CRMC Diabetes Education at 218-545-4448.