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Diabetes Prevention and Education

The purpose of this program is to help people who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes. Research has shown that losing weight and exercising most days of the week may prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, a serious medical condition that develops more frequently in this population. This is a 12-week course that includes nutritional guidance for weight loss, exercise classes and provides long-term support to maintain positive lifestyle changes.

Organization:


Holy Cross Hospital

Languages Available:


English -

Intake and Eligibility:


Any individual who has at least three of the following risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease: <br />Fasting blood sugar between 100 - 125mg/dl * <br />Glucose tolerance test result (two hours) of 140 - 199mg/dl * <br />Abdominal waist measurement of more

Areas Served:
  • Montgomery County

Contact Info:



Locations

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910



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